West Virginia lost by 34 points in the season opener at Gonzaga, the worst defeat of Huggins' career. The Mountaineers added a 27-point loss at Purdue and a 26-point defeat at Kansas later in the year.
Only four other seasons in Huggins' career has he coached a team to at least a 25-point loss: Walsh, 1980; Cincinnati, 1993; Cincinnati, 2003; WVU, 2011.
That 1980 season at Walsh was Huggins' first as a head coach and is the only other season in which one of his teams has lost by 25 or more points multiple times in a season. Walsh lost by 27 points at Capital and 32 points at Fairmont State that season, the latter of which was his previous worst loss of his career before this season's debacle at Gonzaga.
- Saturday, March 2 summed up the season.
Marshall lost by 27 points, 103-76, at Houston while WVU lost by 26 points, 91-65, at No. 6 Kansas.
It was the first time in the history of major college basketball in this state the Mountaineers and Herd both lost by at least 25 points on the same day.
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IF YOU attended the 100th West Virginia boys basketball state tournament Friday or Saturday, chances are you sat near a Division I coach.
Martinsburg's Donte' Grantham, who averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds in three tournament games for the Class AAA champs, brought out the interested observers this weekend.
Marshall's Tom Herrion, Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, Clemson's Brad Brownell and West Virginia assistant Ron Everhart watched Grantham Friday night.
Xavier's Chris Mack sat with Herrion in Section 114 Saturday, while WVU's Bob Huggins took in the action from behind the Martinsburg bench as Grantham scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the title triumph over Beckley.
Grantham, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior, shows offers from mid-majors George Mason, James Madison, Morehead State, Morgan State, Radford and VMI.
Herrion has offered the skinny senior. Brownell extended his offer to Grantham last week.
Word is that Huggins won't be far behind.
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