"I was just really excited. That was all. How I grew up, in the country, that was one of my favorite songs growing up."
On the other sideline, Huggins was discouraged after falling into 10th place in the conference.
"This is as frustrated as I've been since my first year at Walsh College, when I went home and I asked my wife 'do you think I can sell insurance?" Huggins said. "Because I can't do this. I can't lose like this. It just eats me up."
Cadougan's layup put Marquette ahead to stay, 54-53, with 4:17 remaining. West Virginia had a chance to win it, but Darryl "Truck" Bryant missed a wild, off-balance shot from the baseline with 2 seconds left.
Bryant, who had shot 24 percent from the field in his 10 previous games, led West Virginia with 25 points.
Jones, the conference's leading scorer and rebounder, spent most of the game in foul trouble and was limited to 12 points and six rebounds.
With Johnson-Odom, Cadougan and Blue benched for the first half, reserve Todd Mayo got his second start, although he, too, was ordered to sit out in the second half due to a similar violation.
Jamail Jones was given his first start of the season, while Derrick Wilson got his second.
Marquette led briefly in the first half and didn't get any momentum going until West Virginia fell apart down the stretch.
Bryant's 3-pointer gave West Virginia its largest lead, 37-22, with 18:36 left.
West Virginia had a 42-29 rebounding advantage for the game, but struggled on transition defense and gave up numerous layups in the second half.
Crowder made three layups in a 5-minute span. A 10-2 run brought the Golden Eagles within 39-34 after Johnson-Odom's first basket and Marquette took its first lead of the second half, 46-45, on Blue's dunk with 7:16 left.
Blue made two free throws with 1:05 remaining for Marquette's final points and a 61-56 lead.
Bryant made two free throws with 41 seconds to go and Keaton Miles hit a layup with 15 seconds left, but the Mountaineers couldn't score on their final possession.
"We played with unbelievable heart," Crowder said. "We got stops when we needed them and I think it was the stops defensively that got us the win down the stretch."