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UConn Coach Dan Hurley Calls WVU ‘One of the Toughest Teams’

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – As the No. 15 UConn Huskies look to have their first true road game of the season going to West Virginia, on Wednesday, head coach Dan Hurley had some things to say about this year’s WVU team on Jon Rothstein’s College Hoops Today Podcast.

“One of the toughest teams you’ll see with Huggs,” Hurley said. “I just have a lot of respect for teams that show up with the type of force and aggression that they show up with on both ends of the court.”

West Virginia will have to worry about UConn’s size and athleticism but the Huskies will have to worry about limiting their turnovers. In their first nine games of the season, Connecticut has turned the ball over 12.4 times a game. Against Auburn and VCU, the Huskies turned the ball over 20 times in each of those contests.

Hurley is concerned about playing against WVU’s great on-ball pressure.

“They’re one of the best teams in the country at turning you over,” he said. “We’ve had major problems holding onto the ball versus pressure.”

Hurley and his 8-1 Huskies will tip off with West Virginia, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be a battle between rebounding and turning the ball over.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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