12:00 PM ET, March 5, 2011
WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
West Virginia knocks off Louisville behind Truck Bryant's free throws
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Next season's graduating class for West Virginia helped give this year's seniors a send-off to remember.Kevin Jones had a career-high 25 points and 16 rebounds and Truck Bryant sank two free throws with 1 second left to lift the Mountaineers to a 72-70 win over No. 11 Louisville in their Big East regular-season finale Saturday.In the final home game for John Flowers, Joe Mazzulla, Casey Mitchell, Cam Thoroughman and Jonnie West, it was the juniors -- Jones and Bryant -- who solidified Bob Huggins' fourth consecutive 20-win season and the school's seventh straight overall. It also improved Huggins to 100-40 as West Virginia's coach.
• West Virginia overcame a five-point deficit in the final 20 seconds for the win at home.
• The Mountaineers have won four straight and five of their last six in Morgantown against ranked teams.
• WVU coach Bob Huggins became the fastest in school history to reach 100 wins.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-48 (.417)||21-62 (.339)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-20 (.400)||4-24 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||22-32 (.688)||26-29 (.897)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
BYU has now lost 4 straight games vs New Mexico. That means they are 0-4 vs New Mexico over the last two seasons. They are 26-1 vs all other Mountain West teams during that span. The only other MWC team to beat BYU since the start of the 2009-10 season was UNLV -- 88-74 on February 6, 2010 in Las Vegas. BYU has also lost its last 2 home games vs New Mexixo. So they are 0-2 at home vs New Mexico over the last two seasons, and 13-0 vs all other MWC teams. The last MWC team besides New Mexico to beat BYU at home was UNLV, 76-70, on January 21, 2009.
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