Date: Sunday, November 26th
Tip-Off Time: 9:30 PM ET
Where: HP Field House, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, “The House The Mouse Built”, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Streaming Video: WatchESPN.com
Radio: 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)
Spread: West Virginia -7.5
Where are they from? Columbia, Missouri
Series History: Missouri leads the series 2-1
Last Time: Missouri 80, West Virginia 71 on December 5, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri
Record in 2016-17: 8-24 (2-16 SEC)
Head Coach: Cuonzo Martin (1st Season)
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
There’s really no point in making any predictions at this point because West Virginia is such a Jekyll/Hyde team, and you never know who is going to show up. Plus, I’ll be completely honest, I don’t know much about this Missouri team outside of three key points.
- They’ve lost Michael Porter Jr. for the season due to a back injury. Porter was the potential number one pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, so that’s a major blow to the Tigers.
- Obviously this team, under Cuonzo Martin is already much better than they were last year under Kim Anderson.
- I saw Missouri guard Terrence Phillips play when he was at Oak Hill Academy and he’s pretty good.
Taking all that into account, I’ve got West Virginia barely getting by in this one. No real reason, other than Bob Huggins is a better coach than Martin.
West Virginia 84, Missouri 79
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