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West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. New Hampshire Wildcats Preview: Season 108 Episode 3 - The One The Day After

Let’s try to move on...

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi Valley State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

OPENING THOUGHTS

So...yeah.

Let’s all begin the healing process together, shall we?

Everyone poor yourself a cup of coffee after that late night last night and either attend or tune in to the men’s basketball game against an intriguing New Hampshire team.

UNH came out this season and beat Temple in Philly, but went back home to Durham and laid an egg against Abilene Christian, so I really don’t know what to expect from this Wildcat team.

Also, if you’re attending the game try to head on over to the women’s soccer game against UCLA after the UNH game ends (kick-off is at 2:30). It’s the Sweet 16, so support Nikki Izzo-Brown and the Mountaineers. They’ve really earned it this season.

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Sunday, November 20th

Tip-Off Time: 1:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

Tickets: General PublicWVU Students

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ROOT Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: WZST Variety 101 (100.9 FM in Morgantown) and the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)

Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineers Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn app for smartphones)

Satellite Radio: XM 199

ODDS

According to OddsShark, there are no odds for this game.

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Durham, New Hampshire

Series History: WVU leads the series 2-0

Last Time: West Virginia 82, New Hampshire 48 on December 21, 2004

SB Nation Blog: Mid-Major Madness

Record: 1-2

Record in 2015-16: 20-13 (11-5 America East); Lost in the second round of the CIT to Coastal Carolina 71-62

Head Coach: Bill Herrion (coached Drexel to three straight NCAA tourney berths in the 1990s)

KEY TO THE GAME

  • Exploit UNH’s poor shooting. The Wildcats’ win over Temple had more to do with the Owls’ poor shooting than New Hampshire’s talent. If WVU can successfully exploit that, it will be a long bus ride home for UNH.

HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?

Not at all afraid. Total 1. I am as afraid of New Hampshire as I am of "Bland Man"

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

I absolutely don’t think New Hampshire will be able to do much against the Mountaineers. The Wildcats average 35% shooting against Division I opponents. I think this will should be a nice warm-up before they head over to Brooklyn later this week.

West Virginia 92, New Hampshire 57