HEY I FORGOT WE HAVE A GAME TONIGHT
To be completely transparent, I forgot that the West Virginia University Mountaineers men’s basketball team has a game this evening until an hour before the game is scheduled to tip off. Perhaps you can file this away under fan apathy, maybe I’m just bad at sports blogging (it’s probably this), or maybe it’s just that my brain is doing everything it can to erase this season from my memory.
Whatever it is, you’re getting the preview and the game thread all rolled into one tonight. Enjoy.
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:00PM EST
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Betting Odds: TCU -5, Over/Under 148.5
TV: ESPNU; DirecTV 208, DISH 141
Announce Team: Kevin Brown and John Thompson III
Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates), Sirius 99, XM 199
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Where are they from? Fort Worth, Texas
Series History: WVU is 12-2 in all-time series play against TCU. West Virginia is 6-0 all-time against TCU in Morgantown.
Last Time: TCU 98, West Virginia 67 on January 15, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.
SB Nation Blog: Frogs O’ War
Record: 18-9 (6-8 Big 12)
Record in 2017-18: 21-12 (9-9 Big 12)
Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (3rd Season)
Based on previous game’s starters
|15||Lamont West||F||6-8||222||Jr.||10.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg|
|11||Emmitt Matthews Jr||F||6-7||195||Fr.||3.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg|
|1||Derek Culver||F||6-10||255||Fr.||11.4 ppg, 9.0 rpg|
|10||Jermaine Haley||G||6-7||215||Jr.||3.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg|
|5||Jordan McCabe||G||6-0||183||Fr.||3.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg|
|12||Kouat Noi||F||6-7||205||So.||15.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg|
|15||JD Miller||F||6-8||235||Sr.||10.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg|
|21||Kevin Samuel||F||6-11||250||Fr.||6.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg|
|1||Desmond Bane||G||6-5||215||Jr.||15.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg|
|25||Alex Robinson||G||6-1||180||Sr.||13.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg|
HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?
Zero. Ok, I lied when I said this would remain at a 10 for the rest of the season. In all actuality, it should probably remain at 0 from here on out because there’s no use getting worked up about this team losing. In some ass-backwards way, we’re playing with house money. If we win, great! If we lose, we can just add it to the long list of disappoints this season that we can hopefully exorcise over the offseason.
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
West Virginia shows more signs of improvement, and only loses by a couple points this time!
TCU 81, West Virginia 78
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