Oh, good, another game.
In their first game in the post-Esa Ahmad era, the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-14, 2-9 Big 12) travel to Lawrence, Kansas this afternoon to take on the No. 14 ranked Kansas Jayhawks (19-6. 8-4 Big 12).
The last meeting between these two teams ended with a last second bucket by Jermaine Haley to give the Mountaineers a one point win in Morgantown, one of their only two conference wins this season. Can West Virginia perform a miracle and do it again in Lawrence? Doubtful, but if this is the year we get a win in Kansas, we’re claiming a National Championship and there’s nothing the NCAA can do to stop us.
Date: Saturday, February 16th
Tip-Off Time: 4:00PM EST
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Streaming Video: WatchESPN
Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)
Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineers Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn app for smartphones)
Satellite Radio: XM 381
Spread: Kansas -14
Where are they from? Lawrence, Kansas
Series History: Kansas leads the series, 10-5. The Mountaineers are 0-6 all-time against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.
Last Time: West Virginia 65, No. 7 Kansas 64 on January 19, 2019 in Morgantown, West Virginia
SB Nation Blog: Rock Chalk Talk
Record: 19-6 (8-4 Big 12)
Record in 2017-18: 31-8 (13-5 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bill Self (16th Season)
Based on previous game’s starters
|15||Lamont West||F||6-8||222||Jr.||9.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg|
|1||Derek Culver||F||6-10||255||Fr.||11.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg|
|14||Chase Harler||G||6-3||210||Jr.||4.7 ppg, 1.1 rpg|
|10||Jermaine Haley||G||6-7||215||Jr.||3.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg|
|2||Brandon Knapper||G||6-0||180||r-Fr.||5.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg|
|1||Dedric Lawson||F||6-9||235||Jr.||19.4 ppg, 10.6 rpg|
|33||David McCormack||F||6-10||265||Fr.||1.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg|
|5||Quentin Grimes||G||6-5||210||Fr.||7.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg|
|11||Devon Dotson||G||6-2||185||Fr.||12.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg|
|30||Ochai Agbaji||G||6-5||210||Fr.||10.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg|
HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?
Ten. This will remain at Threat Level Midnight throughout the remainder of the season. Pray for the least embarrassing outcome possible at this point.
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
Hooo boy, this is going to be bad.
Kansas 76, West Virginia 50