Dan Jennings walks off during game

Updated: January 23, 2011, 7:59 PM ET
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West Virginia reserve forward Dan Jennings, who dressed for Sunday's game against South Florida but didn't play, walked away from the bench in the second half.

Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins said the player's exit was "unexcused, inexcusable. Never to be seen again, I guess."

The 6-foot-8 sophomore averaged 2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games this season, including four starts.

Huggins tried to sidestep further questions about whether Jennings was off the team.

"I understand that you have to report it and that's fine but can we talk about the guys that play?" Huggins said. "Because he didn't play anyways and hasn't played. The truth of the matter is that he's been a nonentity. We started him to try and get some other guys motivated and he did work hard in practice for a while, but look at his career stats."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.