West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said Monday his injured senior guards will be fully healthy to face the University at Buffalo on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. That means Huggins' full-court press should be at full strength.
Starting point guard Juwan Staten, a first-team All-Big 12 Conference pick, was out the past four games with a knee injury. Senior Gary Browne, who has averaged about 50 percent of the minutes, missed the last three games with an injuried ankle.
"They’re good," Huggins said on a conference call with reporters. "They practiced yesterday. We’re good to go."
Does Huggins expect to be able to press as extensively as he likes to do?
"That’s the plan, yeah," he said. "When our numbers were depleted, that’s my point guard and my backup point guard, so we’re playing with our third point guard. We’re going to get back to trying to make the game go the way we want it to go."
Huggins on UB:
"They really compete, I think that’s the biggest thing. They’ve adopted Bobby’s personality. They really come after you. They compete. They do a great job of gang-guarding. They play without any fear. That’s a team that’s already played Kentucky in Lexington, played Wisconsin at Wisconsin. They’re not going to be in awe of anybody."