KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) West Virginia's Bob Huggins sure sounds motivated by last year's runner-up finish at the Big 12 Tournament, but don't ask the often-irascible coach whether his players feel the same way.
"I don't know, man. You're asking me to know what they're thinking," Huggins said after his No. 11 Mountaineers cruised to a 63-53 win over Texas in the quarterfinals Thursday night. "I wish I knew."
He should at least feel confident that Jevon Carter is sufficiently motivated. The star guard poured in 21 points to give West Virginia (25-7) its only consistent offense, while the rest of his guys turned up their trademark defense to make life miserable for the Longhorns.