Thursday , Apr , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Huggins leaving K-State

Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) – Bob Huggins is heading back to his alma mater
as he is leaving Kansas State to take over the men’s basketball team at West
Virginia.

According to the Wichita Eagle, Huggins will be introduced as the 21st coach
of West Virginia at a news conference on Friday.

Last season with the Wildcats, which could be his first and only season, he
guided the team to a 23-12 record, the most wins at the school since the
1987-88 season, but the team did not receive an invitation to the NCAA
Tournament.

Huggins has also coached at Walsh, Akron and Cincinnati and has amassed a
590-211 record and has appeared in the Final Four once, in 1992 with
Cincinnati.

He will take over a Mountaineers team that had been guided by John Beilein,
who was hired by Michigan on Tuesday, for the past five years.

This past season West Virginia finished with a 27-9 record and won the NIT
championship.

Huggins graduated from West Virginia in 1977 and received his Master’s Degree
in health administration from the school in 1978.

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