The list of ills, though, goes on and on.
When the Mountaineers come out of timeouts, it's almost always a disaster. A turnover on a pass between Juwan Staten and Eron Harris. A 5-second inbound turnover. Botched offensive plays.
"I don't know what the problem is with that," Hinds said. "Coach designs the plays clearly. Everybody should understand it. He's explaining everything. I don't know why we can't run the plays efficiently."
"I guess we don't have the greatest listeners in the world," Huggins said. "We got a 5-second count on an inbounds and I told the guy [the Sooners] were going to try and string it out. So all you have to do is step to the ball - and he ran to half court. It's hard to confuse 'step to the ball' with 'run to half court.' "
Defensively there are serious lapses. On Saturday, Huggins used 2-3 and 1-3-1 zones. (He's fearful now to use the point-drop because of a lack of basketball IQ.) Oklahoma feasted at the end.
"There were some times in the zone we didn't close out on guys we needed to," Hinds said. "Then there were some times we closed out on guys we didn't need to, that don't shoot, and they were penetrating and passing to the open man."
It's enough to drive a player, coach and fan base crazy.
"Rebounding, turnovers, just silly, silly mistakes we made that they capitalized on," Hinds said. "We should have a better understanding on the court."
"It kills me because I know how much it means to the people in this state," Huggins said. "I take full responsibility.
"I try to look at the good in people and, in hindsight, I should have made changes."
Maybe he should now. The coach said perhaps he should "play smaller" in the future.
Make no mistake, though, he's frustrated.
"I told them, 'What are we going to do?' " Huggins said. "I don't know what we're going to do. We had seven days to get ready [for Oklahoma]. What are we going to do now that we only have two, three days between games?"
Huggins repeatedly said the bottom line is Oklahoma wanted it more than West Virginia. Hinds said the team simply needs "to come together more and pick each other up."
Unfortunately for both, it's way more complicated than that.
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