Date: Tuesday, December 4th
Tip-Off Time: 9:00PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Streaming Video: Fans can stream the game on WatchESPN, but will need a valid subscription.
Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates); XM 199
Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineers Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn app for smartphones)
Spread: Florida -2
Total: 143 Points
Where are they from? Gainesville, Florida
Series History: Florida leads the all-time series 5-3
Last Time: The two teams last met on Jan. 30, 2016, in Gainesville in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Florida won that game, 88-71.
Record in 2017-18: 21-13 (11-7 SEC)
Head Coach: Mike White (4th season)
|23||Esa Ahmad||F||6-8||225||Sr.||16.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg|
|21||Wesley Harris||F||6-8||200||Jr.||7.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg|
|50||Sagaba Konate||F||6-8||250||Jr.||14.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg|
|3||James Bolden||G||6-0||175||Jr.||13.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg|
|14||Chase Harler||G||6-3||210||Jr.||6.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg|
|25||Keith Stone||F||6-8||253||Jr.||6.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg|
|13||Kevarrius Hayes||C||6-9||227||Sr.||7.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg|
|2||Andrew Nembhard||G||6-5||191||Fr.||7.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg|
|5||KeVaughn Allen||G||6-2||193||Sr.||8.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg|
|10||Noah Locke||G||6-3||205||Fr.||8.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg|
HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?
Seven. This game is going to tell us just how much the team has improved between the season opening loss against Buffalo and now. The Mountaineers are averaging 96 points per game over their current four-game win streak, but will the offense be able to do the same against an SEC opponent?
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
West Virginia narrowly escapes Madison Square Garden with the win thanks to heroic performances by Sagaba Konate and Lamont West. The only thing that would make this better would be West Virginia also escaping with Darris Nichols on the flight back to Morgantown instead of the one back to Gainesville.
West Virginia 78, Florida 77