Connecticut Game Notes
• Tonight’s game will be televised by ESPN2. The MSN radio broadcast can be heard on Sirius 122 and XM 143.
• West Virginia is 46-8 in the WVU Coliseum under Bob Huggins, including a 26-8 mark in league games at home.
• WVU is 455-129 (.778) all-time at the WVU Coliseum and 76-12 at the WVU Coliseum in the last six seasons.
• The Mountaineers have won 40 of their last 51 BIG EAST games at the WVU Coliseum.
• Under Bob Huggins in the WVU Coliseum, WVU is averaging 76.1 ppg, while holding its opponents to 59.8 ppg.
• WVU’s average margin of victory at the WVU Coliseum under Bob Huggins is +16.3.
• WVU has played the fewest home games of any team in the BIG EAST with 12.
• WVU’s next win will be the 1,600th in school history. The Mountaineers are 22nd in victories among Division I schools.
• WVU’s senior class (Mazzulla, Mitchell, Thoroughman, West and Flowers) have played in 523 career games.
• WVU has been ranked three times this season. The Mountaineers have been ranked 26 weeks under Bob Huggins, including 18 weeks in the AP Top 10. WVU has been ranked 46 weeks since Jan. 3, 2005.
• The final nine games of the BIG EAST schedule mark the toughest stretch of opponents for WVU in school history with seven of those nine ranked. There has never been a 7-of-9 ranked run for WVU since the AP poll was started in 1948-49.
• In the last 11 games, WVU’s opponents are averaging 59.5 points per game. In two recent home games, Seton Hall scored 44 and USF 46. Seton Hall’s total was the lowest by a WVU opponent all-time in BIG EAST competition.
• Seton Hall’s 44 points and USF’s 46 points are two of the three lowest scoring totals in BIG EAST games this season.
• The Mountaineers have had six different players lead them in scoring in a game this season.
• Kevin Jones became WVU’s 47th 1,000-point scorer against Seton Hall. He is now 38th with 1,085 career points.
• John Flowers is second in the BIG EAST in blocks. He ranks fifth in school history with 148 blocks in his career.
• Flowers leads the team in plus/minus ratio this season with a +210 when he is on the floor.
• WVU ranks third in the country in 3-point field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to 28.1 percent from 3.
• Joe Mazzulla is tied for second among all NCAA active players in games played with 140. Mazzulla is tied with Duke’s Kyle Singler, while Ohio State’s David Lighty is the leader with 149 games played.
• In the latest CollegeRPI.com rankings, WVU is ranked No. 4 in strength of schedule and No. 21 in the RPI. West Virginia and St. John’s are the only two teams to win three or more games against the top 10 in the RPI.
• WVU is 16-9 on March 2 and 202-143 all-time in the month of March.
• Dating back to last year, West Virginia has won nine games in a row in the month of March.
• The Mountaineers have a 125-49 overall record since the start of the 2006-07 season.
• West Virginia has won 41 of its last 44 games when holding the opponents to 69 points or less.
• West Virginia is 27-0 under Bob Huggins when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
• West Virginia is 82-11 under Bob Huggins when leading at halftime.
• West Virginia is 87-5 under Bob Huggins when leading by 10 or more points in a game.
• West Virginia is 79-3 under Bob Huggins when posting a higher shooting percentage than its opponent.
• West Virginia has won 47 of its last 55 games when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
• The Mountaineers are 70-11 under Bob Huggins when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
• West Virginia is 80-12 under Bob Huggins when outrebounding its opponent.
• West Virginia has allowed its opponent to shoot 50 percent or better only 22 times under Bob Huggins (138 games).
• WVU was predicted fifth in the BIG EAST preseason poll. The Mountaineers have finished higher or equal to their preseason prediction in each of the last eight seasons.
• WVU is one of only three BIG EAST schools with a winning record in league play in each of the past five seasons. The others are Pitt and Marquette.
• Last year, WVU recorded a school-record 31 victories en route to its first BIG EAST Championship and first NCAA Final Four appearance since 1959.
• West Virginia has made the NCAA tournament all three years under Bob Huggins. Last year was WVU’s fifth NCAA appearance in the last six seasons. In the year the Mountaineers didn’t make the NCAA tournament, they won the NIT.
• WVU made its seventh straight postseason appearance: 2010 NCAA Final Four, 2009 NCAA First Round, 2008 NCAA Sweet 16, 2007 NIT champions, 2006 NCAA Sweet 16, 2005 NCAA Elight Eight and 2004 NIT Second Round.
• Bob Huggins recorded his 688th career victory against Rutgers. He recently passed Denny Crum for 20th place on the NCAA Division I all-time winningest coaches list. Next on the list is Don Haskins, who had 719 wins during his career. Three active coaches have won more games (Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Jim Calhoun).
• West Virginia has made at least one 3-point field goal in 385 consecutive games. The last time WVU did not make a 3-point field goal was against Robert Morris on Nov. 27, 1999.
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