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West Virginia Looks To Ring In The New Year With A Win At Kansas State

The Mountaineers will try to keep their winning streak alive against a tough K-State team

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

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Monday, January 1st

Tip-Off Time: 5:00 PM ET

Where: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPNU

Streaming Video: WatchESPN

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)

Satellite Radio: Sirius 134, XM 199

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -3

O/U: 148.5

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Manhattan, Kansas

Series History: West Virginia leads the all-time series 8-5

Last Time: West Virginia 51, Kansas State 50 on March 10, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri (Big 12 Tournament)

SB Nation Blog: Bring On The Cats

Record: 11-2 (1-0 Big 12)

Record in 2016-17: 21-14 (8-10 Big 12)

Head Coach: Bruce Weber (6th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • Lamont West: Iowa State forced Kansas State’s frontcourt into foul trouble early on Friday, and starting forward Makol Mawien fouled out of the game in five minutes. If the Mountaineers can replicate that, Lamont West will get a favorable matchup and should be able to capitalize.
  • Kamau Stokes: Kamau Stokes comes into this game averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 assists per game. If Press Virginia can keep the junior point guard contained, it’ll go a long way in shutting down Kansas State’s offense.

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

Eight. Kansas State is coming in off their biggest win of the season, a 91-75 beating of the Iowa State Cyclones to start conference play. If the Mountaineers are going to win this one, Jevon Carter is going to have to do a better job than he did against Oklahoma State - where he turned the ball over eight times.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Kansas State is riding the momentum from that big win over the Cyclones, but West Virginia is a more complete team. This one is going to be another battle that comes down to the last possession, but the Mountaineers remain undefeated on US soil.

West Virginia 81, Kansas State 79