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No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Buffalo Bulls, live game thread, updates and more

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Join us in the comments section as West Virginia tips off against the Buffalo Bulls to start the 2018-19 basketball season

When, Where, and How To Watch

When: Friday, November 9, 2018, 9:00PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

How to Watch: ESPNU or WatchESPN

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Game Notes

  • West Virginia owns a 2-1 series lead that began in 1918. The last meeting took place in the 2015 NCAA Tournament First Round, a 68-62 WVU win in Columbus, Ohio. WVU’s other win in the series came on Dec. 11, 1991, a 91-46 West Virginia win at the WVU Coliseum.
  • West Virginia owns a 94-15 all-time record in season openers, including a 100-9 record in home openers. West Virginia is 113-28 in non-conference regular season games under Bob Huggins, including a 64-5 mark at home
  • WVU is one of nine schools to win 25 or more games four straight years. WVU is 105-39 since the 2014-15 season. The last time West Virginia won 25 or more games in four consecutive years was from 1957-60.
  • The Mountaineers own a 1,756-1,079 all-time record in intercollegiate basketball competition, ranking the Mountaineers 22nd in wins among all Division I schools.
  • WVU has earned 29 NCAA berths and 16 NIT trips since 1941, and has finished in the Top 25 21 times, including an amazing nine straight years from 1955-63.
  • On Nov. 6, 2017, Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced a four-year contract extension to 2021-22 for Bob Huggins. It will extend his relationship with the University until 2027. Under the agreement, following the 2021-22 season, Huggins will assume a five-year Emeritus status within the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, which concludes June 30, 2027.
  • VegasInsider.com currently lists West Virginia as a 11 point favorite over the Bulls, with the over/under set at 156.5 total points.

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