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NCAA March Madness First Round Live Game Thread: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Bucknell Bison updates and more

Join the conversation as Press Virginia opens up their 2017 NCAA tournament run against the Bucknell Bison.

The West Virginia Mountaineers kick off what they hope will be a magical run through the West region of the 2017 NCAA men’s backetball tournament today against the Bucknell Bison.

When, Where, and How To Watch

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 2:45 p.m. ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY

How to Watch: CBS or

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Game Notes

  • The Mountaineers lead the all-time series 8-0, and last played the Bison during the 1977 season.
  • Bucknell has won six straight games, and 14 of their last 16, including the Patriot League championship with an 81-65 win over Lehigh.
  • The Bison went 2-3 against NCAA tournament teams this season with wins over the Vanderbilt Commodores and Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers, and losses to the Butler Bulldogs, Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Princeton Tigers.
  • Press Virginia hold a +8.2 turnover margin and average 10.4 steals per game.
  • has West Virginia as the favorite at -14, with the over set at 146 total points.

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