We’re starting to get some insight into why the 2012-2013 West Virginia men’s basketball team had a disappointing season.
The Mountaineers were unable to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the NIT and the CBI with a 13-19 record overall and abysmal 6-12 Big 12 Conference mark. West Virginia fell in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to Texas Tech as well.
Senior forward/center Deniz Kilicli went out of his way to state the reason for West Virginia’s problems this year.
In an exclusive interview with WVU reporter Bob Hertzel and a Beckley, W.Va., TV station (WOAY), Kilicli said that this team didn’t work as hard as some of the others that Bob Huggins has coached in the past.
Kilicli went on to say that wearing a WVU uniform is an honor, and playing for the state is something every Mountaineer should take pride in.
The big-bearded senior from Turkey didn’t mention any names in the interview, but he did say there were people on the squad who ‘didn’t want to win’ and w...