West Virginia made a Big East tournament record 17 three-pointers and the seventh-seeded Mountaineers beat Providence 92-to-79 in the opening round tonight in New York City.
The win kept alive West Virginia's chances of an at-large bid to
the NC-A-A tournament -- if it doesn't win the conference title.
The Mountaineers will face second-seeded Louisville in the
Frank Young and Alex Ruoff each scored 21 points for the
Mountaineers. Darris Nichols added 16 points.
Dwain Williams scored 21 points, Herbert Hill added 20 and
Weyinmi Efejuku had 19 for Providence.
West Virginia hit seven three-pointers during a 25-to-eight run
that gave the Mountaineers a 53-to-38 lead with 14:51 left in the
Seton Hall previously held the three-pointer record with 14 in
1995 against Boston College.