Huggins named to Conference USA Hall of Fame


DALLAS — As part of its 25th season celebration, Conference USA announced on Monday its inaugural Hall of Fame Class, including West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins.

The 25-person class is comprised of 20 student-athletes, three coaches and two administrators.

Huggins coached Cincinnati from 1995-2004 in Conference USA. He was the 1997-98 National Coach of the Year; three-time C-USA Coach of the Year (1999-2000, 1998-99, 1997-98); and the C-USA Men’s Basketball Coach of the Decade (1995-2004).

Huggins won a share of eight C-USA regular season championships (five outright) and four postseason C-USA Championships (2004, 2002, 1998, 1996).

He led Cincinnati to the NCAA Championship in each of his 10 seasons in C-USA, advancing to the Elite Eight in 1996.

UC compiled a 123-33 (.788) C-USA record in his 10 seasons and a 259-70 overall record during this period; UC was ranked in the Top 25 for 138 of 184 weekly polls, earning Top 10 rankings 77 times and holding down the No. 1 spot 15 times