West Virginia Mountaineers' Nightmare Season Was Never Ending

By Trevor Lowry
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Anytime Bob Huggins is the head coach, his team will usually be good or at least compete for something other than not finishing in last place. Well, this year was a nightmare season that never ended for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

West Virginia started the season off with a 1-3 record. When the out-of-conference schedule was over, the Mountaineers already had five losses on the year, which isn’t very Bob Huggins like.

The Mountaineers would end up finishing the season with a record of 13-19 and a Big 12 record of 6-12. I guess it could be worse, since West Virginia did not even finish in last place in the conference standings. Nope, there were two teams worse than them.

This team’s best win of the season game against the Texas Longhorns, which actually happened twice. Texas came into the season with high expectations, but when your best player is out for most of the season, those expectations tend to crumble.

It would only be fitting if this team lost the last game of the season. However, in West Virginia’s case, it lost the last seven games of the season, which included a loss in the Big 12 tournament against Texas Tech–a team that was actually worse in the conference standings.

As bad as the Mountaineers were this season, it really cannot get that much worse. West Virginia usually competes, so you would expect that Huggins would coach his team to a much better record next season. However, this is a season that the team would definitely like to forget.


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