When: 3.00 pm, Saturday,
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
Radio: WHB (810) in Kansas City; KFH (1240 AM, 97.5 FM) in Wichita
About West Virginia (4-12, 5-10):
West Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak (Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech) by beating Oklahoma State 85-67 on Monday in Morgantown, West Virginia. Erik Stevenson and Tre Mitchell had 23 and 22 points, respectively. … The Mountaineers have five Quad 1 wins with three Quad 1 games remaining (at Kansas, at Iowa State and at home against Kansas State) to wrap up the regular season. It will be a quick turnaround for the Mountaineers, who play Iowa State in Ames on Monday. …
In the latest rankings, Alpinists are 32nd in the NET, 24th in the BPI and 37th in the RPI. … Bob Huggins’ record now stands at 932-410 in his 41st season as head coach. … On January 4, 2021 at Oklahoma State, Huggins recorded his 300th career win at his alma mater. He now has 342. Only Gale Catlett (1979-2002) has won more matches at WVU (439). … Huggins is 6-19 against KU as a WVU coach. … Huggins became only the second coach to win at least 300 games at two different Division I schools (WVU, 341 and Cincinnati, 399), joining Roy Williams (Kansas, 418; North Carolina, 485). … Huggins is the 17th Division I head coach all-time to have coached 41 years or more. … Huggins is one of 49 Division I coaches coaching at their university this season. …
Emmitt Matthews returned to WVU after playing last season in Washington. He is the second Mountaineer player to start his career at WVU, transfer to another school, then finish his career at Morgantown. Levi Phillips played at WVU in 1971-72, moved to Oklahoma State in 1973 and finished at WVU in 1974. .2 Kentucky in the 2010 NCAA Elite Eight in Syracuse, New York. … Huggins has won over 58 AP ranked teams at WVU, including 22 wins over top 10 teams and three over No. 1 ranked teams.
About 3 Kansas (23-5, 11-4):
KU freshman great Ernest Udeh connected on a school-record 20 consecutive field goal attempts (over 15 games) dating back to the Dec. 1 game against Seton Hall. Udeh’s 20 field goals without a hit break the old school record of 16 hits without a hit by center Greg Dreiling during the 1985-86 season. Dreiling set the mark in four games played from January 23, 1986 to February 1, 1986. Udeh tied Baylor’s Quincy Acy for most consecutive field goals without errors in Big 12 history. Acy hit a career-high 20 in four games in the 2008. The NCAA record is 30 hits without errors by Yale’s Brandon Sherrod in 2016 (over five games from January 16 to February 5, 2016). Udeh is 27 of 33 shooting 81.8%. …
KU leads the all-time series over WVU, 19-6, including a 10-0 mark at Allen Fieldhouse. … KU has won four in a row, nine of their last 10 and 13 of their last 15 meetings against the Mountaineers. … Bill Self is 19-6 against WVU as a KU coach. … Kansas has 11 conference wins for the 29th straight season, a streak that began in 1994-95 and is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I. … KU is 5-0 this season when holding his opponent under 60 points. Kansas in the Self era is 205-2 when holding its opponent under 60. … Kansas has won 49 consecutive games outscoring its opponent, as of February 8, 2021. …
In their last five games, Kansas outscored their opponents by 60 points in the paint. … KU is 21-0 when leading at halftime and 7-0 in real away games when leading at the half. … Gradey Dick ranks eighth all-time in KU freshman history in scoring with 416 points. … Dajuan Harris leads the Big 12 and is seventh nationally in assists-to-turnover ratio at 3.20. He is second in the league and seventh nationally in assists per game with 6.3. Harris has 26 assists against two turnovers in his last three games. He has 176 assists on 54 turnovers this season.