West Virginia Mountaineers Bob Huggins' Terrible Season

By Trevor Lowry
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Huggins is seen on the sidelines during the NCAA tournament on a yearly basis. However, for the 2012-13 college basketball season, Huggins’ West Virginia Mountaineers were far from a tournament team. Let’s take a look at this terrible season a little further.

Huggins usually never has teams that finish with a losing record and his teams usually at least compete for a conference title. Neither were the case this year, with West Virginia finishing with a 13-19 record and also finishing eight games back in the Big 12 standings. However, it was the Mountaineers’ first season in the conference, so we will call it a wash for this season, but the team has to show up next year. Seeing Bob Huggins not succeeding is just not right in college hoops.

According to multiple websites, such as Sports-reference.com, Huggins has only had two losing seasons in his career. No big deal, considering that he coached back in the ’80s.

As you can see, Huggins is not use to losing, yet everything managed to go wrong this past season. Ever since joining West Virginia, Huggins has had some success and even took the team to a Final Four.

The Big East may get a lot of credit–at least until it decided to split–but the Mountaineers made the conference look so much easier than the Big 12 this season. There were plenty of things that went wrong and plenty of things this team could done better, but it is not everyday–or every year for that matter–that you see Huggins coach his team to a losing record. Well, this year was the one exception and I am sure Huggins wants to put it behind him and focus on competing in college basketball in the 2013-14 college basketball season.


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