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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. St. John’s Red Storm — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

Join us in the comments section as West Virginia and St. John’s meet at Madison Square Garden in the Inaugural Big East-Big 12 Battle

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Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: Noon ET

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City

Channel: FS1

Announcers: Brian Custer and Jim Spanarkel

Online Streaming: Fox Sports Go with a valid cable subscription

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates)

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi & Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: West Virginia -4, 150.5 Total via

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  • West Virginia and St. John’s will be meeting for the 38th time in all-time series play. West Virginia was a member of the Big East from 1995-2012. The Mountaineers held a 13-7 edge during Big East play. Coach Bob Huggins is 4-2 against St. John’s. The Mountaineers have won 10 of the last 12 meetings in the series that began in 1936-37.
  • The Mountaineers have won 17 of their last 28 games at Madison Square Garden. WVU is 32-46 all-time at MSG.
  • WVU is off to its best start since the 2015-16 and 2014-15 seasons when the Mountaineers started 7-0 in each season.
  • With a win at Oklahoma State on Dec. 29, 2017, Bob Huggins moved past Jim Phelan on the NCAA Division I winningest coaches list. Huggins’ record now stands at 867-362 in his 37th season as a head coach. He needs nine more victories to tie Adolph Rupp for seventh place all-time.



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

St. John’s Red Storm: Josh Roberts, Julian Champagnie, Mustapha Heron, Nick Rutherford and LJ Figueroa


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