Posted October 29, 2013 on AP on Fox

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 02: Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers shakes hands with Jonnie West #4 during practice prior to the 2010 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Having only six returning players doesn't give Bob Huggins much of a nucleus to build on at West Virginia. It's no help, either, that some of his recruits will be unable to contribute. Huggins is hoping the few veterans he has - none of them seniors - can help the Mountaineers improve on last season's eighth-place finish in the Big 12. The six returnees averaged a combined 35 points, led by Eron Harris at 9.8 points per game. Terry Henderson averaged eight points and is the top returning 3-point shooter. Juwan Staten, the point guard and returning assists leader, is the only veteran who started more than 20 games last season. Five of the returnees are guards. ''I think the bulk of our scoring is going to be from the perimeter,'' Huggins said. ''That's what we're good at.'' Gathering missed shots will be one of the biggest challenges. West Virginia lost more than half of its rebounding total from last season. Kevin Noreen is the top returning rebounder at 4.4 per game. The Mo...
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