KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was ejected from the Mountaineers' quarterfinal game against No. 6 Kansas in the Big 12 tournament after he was given two technical fouls in quick succession by referee Doug Sirmons.
The Mountaineers were trailing 19-4 and had missed 16 of their first 17 shots when Taz Sherman was given a technical foul for complaining that he was hacked on a shot at the rim. Huggins roared to the defense of his player, was given a technical of his own, then said a few choice words that earned him a second technical foul and an ejection.
Jalen Wilson made five of the six free throws awarded for the three technical fouls with 9 minutes, 55 seconds left in the first half.
Larry Harrison, the Mountaineers' longtime associate head coach, took over when Huggins walked to the locker room. No. 6 Kansas ended up winning the game, 87-63.
Huggins had a moment of levity when he spoke about his ejection after the game.
"They need to put bigger TVs in there,'' Huggins said of the locker room. "The TVs are awfully small. We had a hard time getting a true picture of what was going on with those dinky TVs in there. They really need to upgrade that system.''
Jayhawks counterpart Bill Self was more serious.
"Nobody wants that. We caught a big break there but it's not a break we wanted,'' Self said of Huggins' ejection. "I don't and I didn't like it.''
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.