9:00 PM ET, March 7, 2009
WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Williams does it all as Louisville grabs Big East regular-season crown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The high fives started with Terrence Williams and resonated throughout the Louisville locker room after the sixth-ranked Cardinals survived a scare with West Virginia to claim their first Big East regular-season championship.Williams scored 20 points and Louisville beat West Virginia 62-59 Saturday night to earn the top seed in what will certainly be a slugfest in the conference tournament that starts Tuesday at New York's Madison Square Garden.
• The Cardinals clinched the top seed in the Big East tournament, winning their fourth straight game against the Mountaineers.
• The loss snapped West Virginia's five-game home win streak.
• Terrence Williams led the Cardinals with 20 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and six steals, becoming the third player to record those totals in a game this season.
-- ESPN research
Louisville's Terrence Williams did a little bit of everything against West Virginia. All totaled, the multi-talented forward was responsible for 61.3 percent of the Cardinals' offense on Saturday:
|Points off assists||18|
|Pct of points created||61.3|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-48 (.438)||23-57 (.404)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-17 (.529)||2-12 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-17 (.647)||11-15 (.733)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|