Bob Huggins woke up on Thursday with his team at 11-1 on the season.
Expected? Maybe with the favorable non-conference schedule for West Virginia. But still impressive nonetheless with the amount of departures over the offseason. Not many people nationally have taken notice and given the new-looked Mountaineers credit but ESPN’s Seth Greenberg did on Thursday afternoon.
“The job coach Huggins is doing with this WVU hoops [team] is incredible. Player development, identity and culture on display!!!”
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) December 23, 2021
West Virginia is 11-1 heading into the Christmas break, with the team receiving vote points in the latest Associated Press poll. With only one loss heading into Big 12 play, the Mountaineers have set themselves up for a great out-of-conference resume come March. This West Virginia team features seven new players after the departures of Miles McBride, Derek Culver, Emmitt Matthews and Jordan McCabe. It’s amazing that WVU is 11-1 with the certain problems that this team has.
Huggins has won eight games against Greenberg all-time, dating back to their Conference USA days in the late-1990s and early-2000s.