The only time any West Virginia University basketball team was ever ranked No. 1 in the country was for a 10-week section of the 1957-58 season. “No. 1″ fell on WVU’s shoulders after Coach Fred Schaus and his Mountaineers defeated both Kentucky and North Carolina in the 1957 University of Kentucky Invitational Tournament (UKIT), a tournament staged at 11,000-seat Memorial Coliseum in Lexington just days before Christmas.
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