PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 15: Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 15, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

If you’re following the NCAA Tournament, then you know that West Virginia advanced to the Round of 32 with a win over Buffalo on Friday. With the Mountaineers win, it helped to seal that all of the 5 seeds in the tournament would survive upset bids from the 12 seeds, the first time that’s happened since 2007.

But due to the fact that West Virginia was perceived as only a 4½ point favorite entering the game, CBS/Turner analysts Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis both picked an upset.

Of course, that did not sit well with coach Bob Huggins who’s been known to let off a little steam after games with the local media. When asked about the Gottlieb and Davis predictions, Huggins replied he didn’t care much for “a guy who couldn’t shoot 50 percent at the free-throw line (Gottlieb) and another guy who played intramurals at Duke (Davis).”

Huggins is one who never minces words during his postgame press conferences and can be quite cutting especially when he’s moody which is practically every day ending with “y.”

With Gottlieb calling another West Virginia game on Sunday, we’ll see if Huggins will give another jab to the analyst or decides to move forward.

[WV MetroNews]

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