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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Austin Peay Governors — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

Join us in the comments section as the Mountaineers welcome Austin Peay into the Coliseum for the first time

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Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 7:00PM ET

Location: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

Channel: Tonight’s game will be televised by Nexstar in West Virginia on WVNS (Beckley), WOWK (Charleston), WBOY ABC (Clarksburg) and WTRF My Ohio Valley (Wheeling).

Announcers: Dan Zangrilli, Warren Baker and Amanda Mazey

Online Streaming: 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 on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates)

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi & Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: West Virginia -15.5, 146 Total via

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  • West Virginia and Austin Peay will be meeting for the first time on the basketball court. West Virginia is 8-1 all-time against current members of the Ohio Valley Conference. This will be the 11th time Bob Huggins has faced Austin Peay. He holds an 8-2 record against the Governors.
  • Austin Peay is the 182nd different team to play a game vs. West Virginia in the WVU Coliseum (non-exhibition). West Virginia is 144-37 against teams making their first appearance in the Coliseum.
  • WVU leads the Big 12 in FG% defense (36.4) , 3-point FG% defense (26.7) and offensive rebounds per game (14.0).
  • Derek Culver (9.4) and Oscar Tshiebwe (9.3) rank first and second, respectively, in Big 12 Conference rebounding.



West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr., Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Jermaine Haley and Jordan McCabe

Austin Peay Governors: Pavle Djurisic, Eli Avaev, Terry Taylor, Antwuan Butler and Jordyn Adams


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