Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, “Almost Heaven” West Virginia
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
Spread: West Virginia -9
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)
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