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David Smith, Associated Press
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins argues with referee Pat Driscoll during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va., on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Pittsburgh won 72-66.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's freshman-dominated roster is showing its age.

For the first time at his alma mater, Bob Huggins has lost three straight games. A combination of mishandled passes, poor shot selections and a lack of hustle and ball movement has led to the losing streak.

The Mountaineers (15-8, 5-5 Big East) are headed south in the conference standings but have a six-day stretch before its next game to work things out.

Huggins says West Virginia hasn't "played with any consistency all year," but hopes the Mountaineers can make a late-season run and qualify for its fifth straight NCAA tournament.