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Bob Huggins Pleased with WVU’s Bench Performance Against Texas Tech



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West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins was pleased with how his bench played against Texas Tech on Wednesday. WVU’s bench scored 50 points in a 76-61 win.

WVU out-scored Texas Tech’s bench by 35 points.

“I thought our bench was really good. Joe [Toussaint] came in and did a terrific job for us. James [Okonkwo] was good, Mo was good. Josiah [Harris] had good minutes for us,” Huggins said postgame on the radio. “I thought that was a great team win.”

WVU G Joe Toussaint led all Mountaineers with 22 points, playing 28 minutes. Sophomore guard Seth Wilson did a great job on Wednesday, recording a career-high of 15 points on 5-three’s.

Huggins pointed out that starters Kedrian Johnson and Emmitt Matthews are banged up. The Basketball Hall of Famer is unsure of Johnson’s status for Saturday against Auburn after seen limping most of the second half.

West Virginia won their second Big 12 game of the season and ended a 12-game conference road losing streak.

“To me, it’s relief. We’ve given so many games away,” Huggins said.

Huggins will head home happy as his team looks to begin a winning streak when they host Auburn in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday.

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