Mountaineers, Horned Frogs Meet Saturday
By Bryan Messerly for WVUsports.com
February 28, 2014 09:53 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia plays host to TCU on Saturday, March 1, at the WVU Coliseum in a Big 12 Conference matchup that will tip off at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised locally on ROOT Sports. The radio coverage will be provided by the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG on affiliates throughout West Virginia
The broadcast will also be carried on the Internet through the CBS College Sports Network
, on satellite radio on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 191, and through your cell phone by dialing Audio Now
at (712) 432-6998.
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased online through WVUGAME.com
Here is an inside look at the key numbers for Saturday's matchup:
- WVU is 23-14 in March under Bob Huggins. WVU is 38-21 in its last 59 games in the month of March.
- West Virginia is 75-25 in the WVU Coliseum under Bob Huggins, including a 38-22 mark in league games at home.
- WVU is 485-145 (.772) all-time at the WVU Coliseum and 106-28 at the WVU Coliseum in the last nine seasons.
- Under Bob Huggins in the WVU Coliseum, WVU is averaging 77.6 ppg, while holding its opponents to 62.4 ppg.
- WVU has won 95 of its last 120 games against unranked teams, including 48 of its last 55 at the WVU Coliseum.
- The Mountaineers have won 53 of their last 78 conference games at the WVU Coliseum.
- Bob Huggins, with 738 career wins, is in 16th place on the NCAA Division I all-time winningest coaches list. He needs three wins to tie John Chaney for 15th place. Huggins recorded win No. 700 against Missouri State on Dec. 22, 2011. Huggins became the 20th Division I head coach to win 700 career games. Huggins’ record now stands at 738-299 in his 32nd season as a head coach. Huggins is the third-winningest active coach behind Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim.
- West Virginia is 9-0 this season when allowing 69 or less points in a game.
- Nationally, WVU ranks ninth in fewest turnovers per game. The Mountaineers have had 16 outings with single-digit turnovers this season and have had 10 or less in 21 of 28 contests.
- The Mountaineers are 15-4 this season when scoring 20 or more points in the paint (0-9 when they don’t).
- Juwan Staten was named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard.
- Staten has had five assists or more in 20 of 27 outings, with one turnover or less on 15 occasions.
- Staten has had 14 points or more in 20 straight games, including 20 points or more six of the past 14 games.
- Staten scored 35 points against K-State on Feb. 1, the second-most by a player in a Big 12 Conference game this season.
- Staten is averaging nearly 11 points per game more than last year’s 7.6 points-per-game average, is shooting almost 20 percent better from the floor and has already surpassed the 101 assists he handed out last year.
- Staten is at or near the top in just about every statistical category in the Big 12 this year, including scoring (second), field goal percentage (fourth), assists (first), assist-to-turnover ratio (second), steals (ninth) and minutes played (first).
- Staten has three double-doubles this season (points and rebounds). He has five games with nine or more assists.
- Staten (506 points, 167 rebounds and 167 assists) became the first player in school history to score 500 points, grab 150 rebounds and dish out 150 assists in a season.
- Counting his 298 points scored as a freshman at Dayton, Staten now shows 1,039 points for his career.
- Staten (18.1) and Eron Harris (18.0) are second and third, respectively, in scoring in the Big 12.
- Harris (504 pts) and Staten (506 pts) became the 44th and 45th WVU players to score 500 points in a season.
- Harris ranks third in the Big 12 in 3-point FGM, second in free throw percentage and third in 3-point percentage.
- Harris (77 3s) set the school record for 3pt.-FGM by a sophomore, passing Patrick Beilein (2004)/Alex Ruoff (2007) - 69 3s.
- Harris set the school record for consecutive free throws made by making 37 from Jan. 18 to Feb. 15. He broke the previous record of 32, set by Stan Boskovich in 1975 and Patrick Beilein in 2003-04.
- Harris has scored in double figures in 11 consecutive outings, including 21 points or more five times.
- Terry Henderson has posted double-figure point totals in 11 of his last 14 outings.
- Rémi Dibo ranks fourth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage and sixth in 3-point field goals made.
- Devin Williams has posted five double-doubles and has had six double-figure rebounding performances this season.
- Williams’ five double-doubles are already the fifth most all-time by a WVU freshman.
- Williams has 192 rebounds so far this season, the fifth most all-time by a WVU freshman.
- West Virginia has allowed its opponent to shoot 50 percent or better only 35 times under Bob Huggins (236 games).
- West Virginia has won 65 of its last 74 games when holding its opponents to 69 points or less.
- West Virginia is 43-3 under Bob Huggins when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
- West Virginia is 111-22 under Bob Huggins when leading at halftime.
- West Virginia is 116-13 under Bob Huggins when leading by 10 or more points in a game.
- West Virginia is 108-7 under Bob Huggins when posting a higher shooting percentage than its opponent.
- West Virginia has won 80 of its last 97 games when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
- The Mountaineers are 103-20 under Bob Huggins when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
- West Virginia is 108-26 under Bob Huggins when outrebounding its opponent.
- The Mountaineers are 25-12 all-time on March 1. WVU is 205-151 all-time in March.
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