2007–08 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team

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2007–08 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Big East
2007–08 record 26–11 (11–7 Big East)
Head coach Bob Huggins
Home arena WVU Coliseum
Seasons
← 2006-07
2008-09 →
2007–08 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Georgetown 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#13 Louisville 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
#15 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
#16 Connecticut 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
West Virginia 11 7   .611     26 11   .703
#25 Marquette 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
#17 Pittsburgh 10 8   .556     27 10   .730
Villanova 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Syracuse 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Cincinnati 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Providence 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
*DePaul 6 12   .333     11 19   .367
*St. John's 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
*South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
*Rutgers 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2008 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 7, 2008[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2008 Big East Tournament.

The 2007–08 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team represented West Virginia University in the 2007-08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by Bob Huggins and played their home games in the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia. It completed the season 26–11 (11–7 in the Big East) and lost to Xavier 79–75 (in overtime) in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2008 NCAA tournament. West Virginia finished the season ranked #17.

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Joe Alexander 11 F 6-8 225 Junior Mount Airy, Maryland
Jarrett Brown 31 G 6-4 220 Sophomore West Palm Beach, Florida
Da'Sean Butler 1 F 6-7 225 Sophomore Newark, New Jersey
John Flowers 41 F 6-7 195 Freshman Waldorf, Maryland
Joe Mazzulla 3 G 6-2 210 Sophomore Johnston, Rhode Island
Darris Nichols 14 G 6-3 200 Senior Radford, Virginia
Cameron Payne 25 G 6-4 200 Freshman Charleston, West Virginia
Alex Ruoff 22 G 6-6 215 Junior Spring Hill, Florida
Jamie Smalligan 43 C 7-0 265 Senior East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wellington Smith 35 F 6-7 215 Sophomore Summit, New Jersey
Josh Sowards 21 F 6-7 205 Sophomore Scott Depot, West Virginia
Ted Talkington 32 G 6-2 200 Junior New Martinsville, West Virginia
Will Thomas 24 G 6-5 205 Freshman East Cleveland, Ohio
Cam Thoroughman 2 F 6-7 215 Freshman Portsmouth, Ohio
Jonnie West 4 G 6-3 175 Freshman Memphis, Tennessee

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
November 16, 2007*
8:00 PM
Arkansas Monticello W 81–53  1–0
WVU Coliseum (8,371)
Morgantown, WV
November 18, 2007*
3:00 PM
Prairie View A&M W 106–41  2–0
WVU Coliseum (5,933)
Morgantown, WV
November 23, 2007*
9:00 PM, Versus
vs. No. 7 Tennessee
Legends Classic
L 72–74  2–1
Prudential Center (5,310)
Newark, NJ
November 24, 2007*
4:30 PM
vs. New Mexico State
Legends Classic
W 75–61  3–1
Prudential Center (4,327)
Newark, NJ
November 27, 2007*
7:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore W 110–44  4–1
WVU Coliseum (5,630)
Morgantown, WV
December 1, 2007*
2:00 PM, ESPN2
Winthrop W 70–53  5–1
WVU Coliseum (8,559)
Morgantown, WV
December 5, 2007*
9:30 PM, ESPN2
at Auburn W 88–59  6–1
BJCC Arena (10,481)
Birmingham, AL
December 8, 2007*
7:00 PM, ESPN+
Duquesne W 92–68  7–1
WVU Coliseum (10,071)
Morgantown, WV
December 15, 2007*
4:00 PM
UMBC W 86–62  8–1
WVU Coliseum (7,026)
Morgantown, WV
December 19, 2007*
7:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 24 at Radford W 90–60  9–1
Dedmon Center (4,266)
Radford, VA
December 22, 2007*
4:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 24 at Canisius W 77–54  10–1
HSBC Arena (3,699)
Buffalo, NY
December 29, 2007*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 23 Oklahoma L 82–88 2OT 10–2
Charleston Civic Center (12,380)
Charleston, WV
January 3, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Notre Dame L 56–69  10–3
(0–1)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,327)
Notre Dame, IN
January 6, 2008
2:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 10 Marquette W 79–64  11–3
(1–1)
WVU Coliseum (11,429)
Morgantown, WV
January 10, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
at Louisville L 54–63  11–4
(1–2)
Freedom Hall (19,764)
Louisville, KY
January 13, 2008
2:30 PM, ESPNU
Syracuse W 81–61  12–4
(2–2)
WVU Coliseum (13,560)
Morgantown, WV
January 17, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN+
St. Johns W 73–64  13–4
(3–2)
WVU Coliseum (13,047)
Morgantown, WV
January 20, 2008
2:00 PM, ESPN+
at South Florida W 69–52  14–4
(4–2)
St. Pete Times Forum (12,056)
Tampa, FL
January 23, 2008*
8:00 PM, WV Media
vs. Marshall W 66–64  15–4
Charleston Civic Center (12,580)
Charleston, WV
January 26, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 9 Georgetown L 57–58  15–5
(4–3)
WVU Coliseum (14,048)
Morgantown, WV
January 30, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Cincinnati L 39–62  15–6
(4–4)
WVU Coliseum (10,082)
Morgantown, WV
February 2, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN+
at Providence W 77–65  16–6
(5–4)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,993)
Providence, RI
February 7, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 21 Pittsburgh
Backyard Brawl
L 54–55  16–7
(5–5)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
February 14, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Rutgers W 81–63  17–7
(6–5)
WVU Coliseum (7,826)
Morgantown, WV
February 17, 2008
2:00 PM, ESPN+
Seton Hall W 89–68  18–7
(7–5)
WVU Coliseum (10,074)
Morgantown, WV
February 20, 2008
8:00 PM, ESPN+
at Villanova L 56–78  18–8
(7–6)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
February 23, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN+
Providence W 80–53  19–8
(8–6)
WVU Coliseum (11,319)
Morgantown, WV
February 27, 2008
9:00 PM, ESPN2
at DePaul W 85–73  20–8
(9–6)
Allstate Arena (8,777)
Rosemont, IL
March 1, 2008
12:00 PM, ESPN+
at No. 15 Connecticut L 71–79  20–9
(9–7)
XL Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
March 3, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
Pittsburgh
Backyard Brawl
W 76–62  21–9
(10–7)
WVU Coliseum (13,960)
Morgantown, WV
March 8, 2008
12:00 PM, ESPN+
at St. John's W 83–74 OT 22–9
(11–7)
Madison Square Garden (7,363)
New York, NY
Big East Tournament
March 12, 2008
2:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Providence
First Round
W 58–53  23–9
Madison Square Garden (19,562)
New York, NY
March 13, 2008
2:00 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 15 Connecticut
Quarterfinals
W 78–72  24–9
Madison Square Garden (19,562)
New York, NY
March 14, 2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 9 Georgetown
Semifinals
L 55–72  24–10
Madison Square Garden (19,562)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2008*
9:50 PM, CBS
No. 7 (seed) vs. No. 10 (seed) Arizona
First Round
W 75–65  25–10
Verizon Center (18,400)
Washington, D.C.
March 22, 2008*
2:10 PM, CBS
No. 7 (seed) vs. No. 2 (seed) #9 Duke
Second Round
W 73–67  26–10
Verizon Center (20,533)
Washington, D.C.
March 27, 2008*
7:10 PM, CBS
No. 7 (seed) vs. No. 3 (seed) Xavier
Sweet Sixteen
L 75–79 OT 26–11
US Airways Center (18,103)
Phoenix, AZ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Standings[edit]

Big East Conference Overall
  W-L     GB     PCT     W-L     PCT  
#8 Georgetown 15-3 - .833 27-5 .844
#15 Notre Dame 14-4 1 .778 24-7 .774
#13 Louisville 14-4 1 .778 24-8 .750
#17 Connecticut 13-5 2 .722 24-8 .750
#25 Marquette 11-7 4 .611 24-9 .727
West Virginia 11-7 4 .611 24-10 .706
Pittsburgh 10-8 5 .556 26-9 .743
Villanova 9-9 6 .500 20-12 .625
Syracuse 9-9 6 .500 19-13 .594
Cincinnati 8-10 7 .444 13-18 .419
Seton Hall 7-11 8 .389 17-15 .531
Providence 6-12 9 .333 15-16 .484
DePaul 6-12 9 .333 11-19 .367
St. John's 5-13 10 .278 11-19 .367
South Florida 3-15 12 .167 12-19 .387
Rutgers 3-15 12 .167 11-20 .355

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007-08 Big East Conference Season Summary: Standings" sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12-13-2013.