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West Virginia Puts Nation’s Best Win Streak On The Line Against The Baylor Bears

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The Bears own the series over the Mountaineers, but this West Virginia team is a completely different beast

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Baylor Sean Pokorny-USA TODAY Sports

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 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: SiriusXM 83

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -9

O/U: 142.5

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Waco, Texas

Series History: Baylor leads the all-time series 8-4

Last Time: No. 10 West Virginia 62, No. 11 Baylor 71 on February 27, 2017 in Waco, Texas

SB Nation Blog: Our Daily Bears

Record: 11-4 (1-2 Big 12)

Record in 2016-17: 27-8 (12-6 Big 12); Lost to South Carolina in Sweet 16

Head Coach: Scott Drew (15th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • Teddy Allen: Teddy Buckets made sure everyone realized he is a forced to be reckoned with, as he led the Mountaineers in scoring for the third game in a row on Saturday night. If Allen has another Teddy Buckets night, West Virginia should be able to roll easily.
  • Manu Lecomte: Lecomte leads the Bears, averaging 16.8 points per game, and you never want to overlook a guy named Manu that plays for a Texas-based basketball team.

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

Six. I’m only afraid of this game because the fact that Baylor owns the series over us by a pretty decent margin. Nothing ever comes easy in the Big 12, and this matchup against the Bears is the perfect opportunity for the Mountaineers to trip up following a HUGE win. If we’re not careful, the Bears could celebrate Chip Gaines’ favorite day with our 14-game win streak.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Baylor puts a little scare into the Mountaineers early, but Teddy Buckets and Sagaba Konate have huge games to put West Virginia over the Bears.

West Virginia 85, Baylor 76