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WVU has work to do before opener against Texas A&M


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Bob Huggins was trying to think of something his team didn’t need to work on prior to the season opener against Texas A&M but the problem was he couldn’t.

“Stayed up most of the night and couldn’t find anything,” he said.

No. 10 West Virginia will open the season against the Aggies in Germany Friday and Huggins wants to see his team not only rebound the basketball better but work on its press defense.

He didn’t pull any punches about how the press has looked.

“Sucks. I found out it sucks,” Huggins said.

The head coach has yet to set any locked rotations at this stage and says that he will use players depending on the situation throughout the year. At this point he’s unsure if he will be able to play a lot of people because he can’t put people on the floor that will “hurt the cause.”

“They give us different things,” he said.

Texas A&M will be without sophomore forward Robert Williams after he was suspended and the talented prospect averaged 12.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Last season against West Virginia Williams scored eight pounds and grabbed ten rebounds.

However, the replacement on the roster will afford the Aggies the opportunity to spread the floor in junior forward DJ Hogg who can shoot the ball from three.

“It’s an entirely different look,” Huggins said.

Huggins did say that when it comes to the new players, redshirt sophomore Wesley Harris has played well and while he hasn’t shot it as well as he’d like his effort will get him on the floor.

The game will tip off at 6 p.m. Friday.

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