MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters his 40th season as a head coach with 900 career wins and a new two-year contract extension.
This season figures to be a challenge after five of the Mountaineers' top eight scorers departed and it takes time for seven newcomers to adjust to Huggins' system.
While acknowledging he has multiple players capable of scoring, Huggins doesn't want to rely on offensive shootouts in a defensive-focused league. He would like to get back to playing solid defense. West Virginia's 72 points allowed per game last season ranked eighth in the Big 12.