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West Virginia vs Youngstown State Preview: Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers set to face off against his former protégé’s Penguins

It’s the last stop before the Mountaineers take on the Gators and the Panthers this week.

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Date: Saturday, December 1st

Tip-Off Time: 4:00PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia


TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Streaming Video: Today’s game will be streamed across multiple platforms for users outside of the AT&T SportsNet viewing footprint. The stream will be available on and the WVU Gameday App. Additionally, fans will be able to tune in live via Roku and Apple TV by searching for the “MountaineerTV” channel on each device.

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates); XM 381

Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineers Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn app for smartphones)


Spread: West Virginia -26
Total: 155.5 Points


Where are they from? Youngstown, Ohio

Series History: West Virginia leads the all-time series 4-0

Last Time: The last meeting took place on Dec. 1, 1982, a 105-79 Mountaineer win at the Coliseum

Record: 3-5

Record in 2017-18: 8-24 (6-12 Horizon)

Head Coach: Jerrod Calhoun (1st season)


West Virginia

No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
23 Esa Ahmad F 6-8 225 Sr. 16.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg
21 Wesley Harris F 6-8 200 Jr. 6.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg
31 Logan Routt F 6-11 260 Jr. 2.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg
3 James Bolden G 6-0 175 Jr. 13.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
14 Chase Harler G 6-3 210 Jr. 6.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Youngstown State

No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
23 Olamide Pedersen F 6-9 209 Fr. 5.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg
33 Naz Bohannon F 6-6 230 So. 6.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg
3 Darius Quisenberry G 6-1 186 Fr. 9.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg
13 Donel Cathcart G 6-5 190 Jr. 9.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg
32 Garrett Covington G 6-5 216 So. 10.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg


Four. Jerrod Calhoun will be looking to get the biggest win of his career, and what better way than do it than over your former mentor? With that said, Youngstown State really shouldn’t be too much of a challenge for the Mountaineers.


The Mountaineer offense has been potent over the last three games, averaging 92 points per game. I expect this one to end up in the same range.

West Virginia 95, Youngstown State 71