WVU Wraps Up Regular Season


By Bryan Messerly for WVUsports.com
March 07, 2014 09:31 PM
 
West Virginia vs. Kansas Information
 
DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2014
LOCATION: WVU Coliseum (14,000) in Morgantown, W.Va.
TIPOFF: Noon ET
SERIES: Kansas leads 3-0
TV: ESPN
RADIO: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG
LIVE STATS: Gametracker
TICKETS: Sold out
GAME NOTES: West Virginia | Kansas
 
MORGANTOWN, W.VA. - Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by ESPN. The MSN from IMG broadcast will be on Sirius 92/XM 191. A look inside the numbers for Saturday's game:
  • WVU is 24-15 in March under Bob Huggins and WVU is 39-22 in its last 61 games in the month of March.
  • Saturday will be Senior Day for head managers Dustin Darby and James Haring along with student trainer Brett Sigley.
  • West Virginia is 76-25 in the WVU Coliseum under Bob Huggins, including a 39-22 mark in league games at home.
  • WVU is 486-145 (.772) all-time at the WVU Coliseum and 107-28 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.
  • Bob Huggins, with 739 career wins, is in 16th place on the NCAA Division I all-time winningest coaches list. He needs two 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 739-300 in his 32nd season as a head coach. Huggins is the third-winningest active coach behind Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim.
  • Bob Huggins has wins over 22 ranked teams at WVU, including eight over a Top-10 ranked team.
  • Kansas will be the 71st nationally ranked team that Bob Huggins has faced in 239 games. That comes out to 29.7 percent of the games he’s coached at WVU, or close to a third of the total games he’s coached here.
  • West Virginia is 10-0 this season when allowing 69 or less points in a game.
  • Nationally, WVU ranks seventh in fewest turnovers per game. The Mountaineers have had 17 outings with single-digit turnovers this season and have had 10 or less in 22 of 29 contests.
  • The Mountaineers are 16-5 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 21 of 29 outings, with one turnover or less on 16 occasions.
  • Staten has had 14 points or more in 22 straight games, including 20 points or more seven of the past 16 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 (547 points, 177 rebounds and 175 assists) became the first player in school history to score 500 points, grab 150 rebounds and dish out 150 assists in a season.
  • Staten (18.2) and Eron Harris (17.6) are second and fourth, respectively, in scoring in the Big 12.
  • Staten (547 pts) and Harris (527 pts) rank 29th and 33rd, respectively, in points in a season at WVU.
  • Harris ranks third in the Big 12 in 3-point FGM, second in free throw percentage and third in 3-point percentage.
  • Harris (81 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.
  • Harris has scored in double figures in 12 of his last 13 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 seven double-doubles and has had eight double-figure rebounding performances this season.
  • Williams’ seven double-doubles are already the third most all-time by a WVU freshman.
  • Williams has 214 rebounds so far this season, the fourth 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 (238 games).
  • West Virginia has won 66 of its last 75 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 112-22 under Bob Huggins when leading at halftime.
  • West Virginia is 117-13 under Bob Huggins when leading by 10 or more points in a game.
  • West Virginia is 109-8 under Bob Huggins when posting a higher shooting percentage than its opponent.
  • West Virginia has won 81 of its last 98 games when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
  • The Mountaineers are 104-20 under Bob Huggins when scoring 70 or more points in a game.
  • West Virginia is 109-27 under Bob Huggins when outrebounding its opponent.
  • The Mountaineers are 10-9 all-time on March 8. WVU is 206-152 all-time in March.



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