West Virginia Mountaineers 2009/10

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Mountaineers Big East
Coach: Bob Huggins
Record: 31-7
Dance Seed: 2
Dance Result: Round of 4
Players: Da'Sean Butler
Devin Ebanks
*Kevin Jones
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 93 B-
Scoring Defense * 53
Free-Throw Percentage * 119 C+
Rebound Margin * 11
Assists Per Game * 25 A-
Turnovers Per Game * 43 B+
Scoring Margin 34 B+
Field-Goal Percentage 194 C-
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 91 B-
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 178
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 103 C+
Won-Lost Percentage 14
Blocked Shots Per Game 92 B-
Steals Per Game 277 D
Personal Fouls Per Game 130 C+
Assist Turnover Ratio 19
ThreePt FG Defense 82 B-
Turnover Margin 82 B-
MPI - Marchpool Index 15
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control14B+
RPI Decade31B-
Round of 4
#11 Seed: West Virginia's 2009/10 squad were a resilient team whose play matched coach Bob Huggins intensity.  Led by the all around talent of Da'Sean Butler, the Mountaineers peaked in March, putting together an impressive 10 game winning streak when it mattered most.   Kevin Jones and Devin Banks added enough front line strength to help lead WVU to the Big East tourney title, as well as a knock-out Elite 8 effort that took down a 1-seeded Kentucky in the process. The Mountaineers ran into a Duke team/program hungry for its 4th title in their Final Four battle.  Duke played as well as they did all year, inadvertently taking out Mountaineer star Da'Sean Butler by injury in the process, as the Blue Demons rolled to a 78-57 semifinal victory.