Guard J.D. Collins’ seven assists last Thursday in the first round against Creighton tied the West Virginia record for assists in an NCAA Tournament game ( Lee Patrone against Villanova in 1960, Kenny Ward against Villanova in 1962, Steve Barger Tennessee in 1989 and Greg Jones against Temple in 1998).
1955 Year of West Virginia’s first NCAA Tournament appearance, making this season its 50th anniversary.
200 Career steals for Texas Tech senior guard Ronald Ross, a former walk-on who is the school’s career leader.
2 Sweet 16 appearances for West Virginia since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams.