January 24, 2022

Free Play | NCAAB

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By Don Phillips
Oklahoma State Cowboys at West Virginia Mountaineers

DATE: Saturday, January 9, 2016
LOCATION: WVU Coliseum (14,000) in Morgantown, W.Va.
TIPOFF: 1:00 p.m. ET
SERIES: Oklahoma State leads 4-3
TV: ESPNU (Dave Leno and Kevin Lehman)
RADIO: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Tony Caridi, Jay Jacobs & Dan Wolfgang)



Last year, WVU swept the season series: 73-63 in Stillwater and 81-72 in Morgantown. Oklahoma State is 1-2 against West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum. Bob Huggins is 3-6 all-time against Oklahoma State. He was 1-1 while he was the head coach at Cincinnati and 0-1 against the Cowboys while he was the head coach at Kansas State. He is 2-4 against Oklahoma State at West Virginia. Travis Ford is 4-3 against the Mountaineers (4-2 at Oklahoma State and 0-1 at Massachusetts).


If WVU wins, Bob Huggins will move into a tie with Lou Henson for 11th place all-time with 779 wins. With 778 career wins, Bob Huggins is in 12th place on the NCAA Division I all-time winningest coaches list. Huggins’ record now stands at 778-313 in his 34th season as a head coach. Huggins is the third-winningest active Division I coach behind Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim. He is tied with Cliff Ellis.


Senior Jaysean Paige earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Monday. He is averaging 19.8 points over the last four games, including a career-high 25 points at K-State, while shooting 54.2 percent from the field during that time.


West Virginia is 96-28 in the WVU Coliseum under Bob Huggins, including a 48-24 mark in league games. WVU is 505-148 (.772) all-time at the WVU Coliseum and 137-34 at the WVU Coliseum in the last 12 seasons. WVU’s average margin of victory at home this season is +40. WVU is averaging 96.3 points per game at home this year.


The Mountaineers have won 62 of their last 89 conference games at the WVU Coliseum. West Virginia is 82-64 under Bob Huggins in conference regular season games. Bob Huggins is 38-34 in Big 12 Conference games. He is 28-28 at WVU, and was 10-6 at Kansas State in 2006-07. Last year, WVU won 11 Big 12 Conference games, its most since joining the conference in 2012.


WVU leads the country in steals and forced turnovers WVU ranks second in 3-point field goal percentage defense, turnover margin and offensive rebounds per game. WVU is forcing its opponents to turn it over on 28.2 percent of their possessions. WVU averages 26.6 points off turnovers and 20.5 points per game from second chance points.


Oklahoma State is 9-5 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12 following a 79-62 loss at Baylor on Tuesday. The Cowboys opened the season with a 69-48 home victory over TCU last Saturday. Oklahoma State is 0-1 on the road this season and 3-2 on neutral courts.


America’s Bookie, the best offshore sportsbook, has West Virginia a 13-point home favorite for this Big 12 contest with the Mountaineers 6-0 at WVU Coliseum. Call or log on right now and get this great free play in before it’s too late.


Selection: West Virginia

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