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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Nicholls Colonels — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Join us in the comments section as the Mountaineers close out their home non-conference schedule with a visit from the Colonels

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GAME VITALS

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 2:00PM ET

Location: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

Channel: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Announcers: Rob King, Warren Baker & Robby Incmikoski

Online Streaming: The stream will be available on WVUsports.com and the WVU Gameday App outside of the AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh viewing area. 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 -19.5, 142.5 Total via VegasInsider.com

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GAME NOTES

  • West Virginia and Nicholls will be meeting for the first time on the basketball court. West Virginia is 3-1 against current members of the Southland Conference. Bob Huggins is 1-0 against Nicholls. That meeting took place when Huggins was the head coach at Cincinnati, an 82-48 Bearcat victory on Dec. 14, 1998.
  • Nicholls is the 183rd different team to play a game vs. West Virginia in the WVU Coliseum (non-exhibition). West Virginia is 145-37 against teams making their first appearance in the Coliseum.
  • WVU leads the Big 12 in FG% defense (36.2) , 3-point FG% defense (25.1) and offensive rebounds per game (14.6).
  • Oscar Tshiebwe (9.3) and Derek Culver (8.9) rank first and third, respectively, in Big 12 Conference rebounding.
  • Miles McBride leads the Big 12 Conference in assist/turnover ratio at 3.38 per game.

LISTEN LIVE

PROJECTED STARTERS

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

Nicholls Colonels: Warith Alatishe, Dexter McClanahan, Lorenzo McGhee, Andre Jones, and Kevin Johnson

PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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