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West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview: Season 105 Episode 25 - The One Outside the Octagon

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West Virginia has a quick turnaround to get set for Kansas State.

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

OPENING THOUGHTS

Honestly, after the WVU game at Oklahoma on Wednesday. I got nothing.

I really try to have something to say in every preview, but I just can’t find a whole lot of positive things to say about the team right now.

Meh, Beetle Bolden I guess.

I think Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette-Mail described the game perfectly:

Um...yeah.

Sorry about this, we’ll just let this be more of a “how to watch”-type article than an actual preview, because I just don’t have anything good this time around.

Hopefully I’ll have some good things to say going into the Kansas game. I really hope I do.

Enjoy the game!

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, February 11th

Tip-Off Time: Noon ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

Tickets: General Public SOLD OUT ; WVU Students (Only Upper Section seats available)

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPN

Streaming Video: WatchESPN (of the WatchESPN app for smartphones)

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

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

Satellite Radio: Sirius XM 199

ODDS

Spread: WVU by 9.5

O/U: 145.5

BIG 12 BRACKETOLOGY

SEED FIRST ROUND (MAR. 8) QUARTERFINALS (MAR. 9) SEMIFINALS (MAR. 10) CHAMPIONSHIP (MAR. 11)
SEED FIRST ROUND (MAR. 8) QUARTERFINALS (MAR. 9) SEMIFINALS (MAR. 10) CHAMPIONSHIP (MAR. 11)
3 BYE Kansas State Baylor/Texas/Oklahoma Kansas/TCU/Iowa St/OK State/TX Tech

NCAA BRACKETOLOGY

MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
ESPN (Feb. 10) 4 Monmouth South Carolina/Indiana-Tenn Buffalo, N.Y. (Mar. 16 & 18) San Jose, Calif. (Mar. 23 & 25)
CBS (Feb. 10) 5 Nevada Kentucky/Monmouth Buffalo, N.Y. (Mar. 16 & 18) Kansas City, Mo. (Mar. 24 & 26)
NBC (Feb. 9) 3 Winthrop Notre Dame/Wichita-Marquette Buffalo, N.Y. (Mar. 16 & 18) New York (Mar 24 & 26)
SB Nation (Feb. 7) 5 UNC Wilmington Florida/Vermont Orlando, Fla. (Mar. 16 & 18) New York (Mar 24 & 26)

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Manhattan, Kansas

Series History: WVU leads the series 6-5

Last Time: Kansas State 79, No. 7 West Virginia 75 on January 21 in Manhattan

SB Nation Blog: Bring On The Cats

Record: 16-8 (5-6 Big 12)

Bracketology:

MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
ESPN (Feb. 10) 9 VCU Gonzaga/Weber State Salt Lake City (Mar. 16 & 18) San Jose, Calif. (Mar. 23 & 25)
CBS (Feb. 10) 10 Notre Dame UCLA/Furman Sacramento, Calif. (Mar. 17 & 19) Kansas City, Mo. (Mar. 24 & 26)
NBC (Feb. 9) 10 Xavier Florida State/Bucknell Orlando, Fla. (Mar. 16 & 18) Memphis, Tenn. (Mar. 24 & 26)
SB Nation (Feb. 7) 9 Michigan State Villanova/UC Davis-NC Central Buffalo, N.Y. (Mar. 17 & 19) New York (Mar. 24 & 26)

Head Coach: Bruce Weber (He just couldn’t hold it)

La Salle v Kansas State Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

KEY TO THE GAME

  • No more games like Wednesday night’s game. That is all that needs to be said, in my opinion.

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

Eight. I’m as afraid of Kansas State as I am of having Kristen Stewart at a kegger.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

In all honesty, whenever I predict the score, it is 100% statistics based. I’m not sure what to expect on Saturday, just because WVU is not consistent. Also, the scores below give the impression that the game hinges on rather Daxter Miles is healthy or not. Not true. It hinges on which Esa Ahmad shows up or rather Jevon Carter will be playing defense or offense or rather K-State can get out of it’s funk. The scores are just where the numbers end up when I do the math.

West Virginia 76, Kansas State 70 (with Daxter)

Kansas State 71, West Virginia 67 (without Daxter)