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Jevon Carter Set To Make History When No. 21 West Virginia Takes On Iowa State

Carter is an assist away from rewriting the school record books.

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Iowa State Rachel Mummey-USA TODAY Sports

LET’S RIOTBALL

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, February 24th

Tip-Off Time: 6:00 PM ET

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

Tickets: SOLD OUT

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPNU

Streaming Video: WatchESPN (or the WatchESPN app for smartphones)

Radio: WZST Variety 101 (100.9 FM in Morgantown) and the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)

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

Satellite Radio: SiriusXM 83

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -16.5

O/U: 150.5

Bracketology

MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
ESPN (Feb. 22) 4 Vermont Ohio State/Louisiana Boise, ID South
CBS (Feb. 23) 5 USC/Florida Rhode Island/Murray St. Boise, ID East
SB Nation (Feb. 20) 4 Buffalo Wichita St./East Tennessee St. Boise, ID East
NBC Sports (Feb. 23) 4 East Tennessee St. Ohio State/Louisiana San Diego, CA South

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Ames, Iowa

Series History: Iowa State leads the series 7-5

Last Time: Iowa State Cyclones 93, No. 15 West Virginia Mountaineers 77 on January 31, 2018 in Ames, Iowa

SB Nation Blog: Wide Right & Natty Lite

Record: 13-14 (4-11 Big 12)

2016-2017 Record: 24-11 (12-6 Big 12); Lost to Purdue in NCAA Second Round

Head Coach: Steve Prohm (3rd Season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

KEYS TO THE GAME

  • Press, Press, Press. The Cyclones we’ll see tonight seem like an ideal candidate to hit the Frustration Event Horizon within the first 7-8 minutes. They’re not going to have much of a bench available, so it’s time to wear them out with the press.
  • Jevon Carter. Ok, this isn’t really a “key to the game” but more of a “key of the game.” Jevon is going to get at least one assist, and will become the first player in school history to have more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists.

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

Four. Iowa State will only have six scholarship players on hand this evening. Now, before you yell at me and say “Yeah, but they didn’t have their best players when they killed us in Ames, either,” I know. This is a bit different though. The Cyclones still had something to play for a couple weeks ago. Now they’re just a battered and beaten down team in last place in the Big 12 Conference.

If a team held together by popsicle sticks and duct tape manages to beat us in Morgantown, we should probably just disband the program.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

West Virginia wins, and it’s not even close.

West Virginia 84, Iowa State 67