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

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.
  • 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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