Second-half slippage: After extending its lead to 10 points on its first possession of the second half, U of L got a pair of bad turnovers with ill-advised passes against West Virginia’s 1-3-1 zone, and yet another inexplicable point-blank miss by Derrick Caracter. The ball is as close to going down as physics will allow without going into the basket. He’s going to have to dunk one just to break the spell. Pitino called a timeout after the last turnover, full, probably to go back over the plan against the 1-3-1. U of L 34, WVU 26, 17:39 left.
Huggins is hot: WVU coach Bob Huggins couldn’t wait 24 seconds for a TV timeout to yell at point guard Darris Nichols, so he called a :30 before Derrick Caracter went to the line. Caracter is shooting 2, after another point-blank shot was short. U of L 37, WVU 28, 16:23.