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West Virginia Faces Its Toughest Test Yet In Trae Young And The Oklahoma Sooners

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Folks, we’ve got a doozy on our hands.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Tip-Off Time: 7:15 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, “Almost Heaven” West Virginia

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPN2

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 132, XM 199

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -3.5

O/U: 172

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Norman, Oklahoma

Series History: Oklahoma leads the all-time series 9-5

Last Time: No. 13 West Virginia 61, Oklahoma 50 on February 8, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma

SB Nation Blog: Crimson and Cream Machine

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

Record in 2016-17: 11-20 (5-13 Big 12)

Head Coach: Lon Kruger (7th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • Trae Young: This one is a no brainer. The freshman guard has been incredible for the Sooners this season, averaging 29 points and 10 assists per game. If the Mountaineers want to win this one, we have to have a way to stop him. Which brings me to...
  • Jevon Carter: Carter has had two not-so-great games in a row, and has been playing with a wrist injury.

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

Ten. Tre Young is no joke, and this game terrifies me. Luckily this one is in our house, and the Mountaineer faithful should be raucous.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Teddy Buckets hits a jumper at the buzzer to keep the Mountaineers undefeated on US soil, and places a huge target on their backs in the Big 12 Conference race.

West Virginia 85, Oklahoma 84