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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Join us in the comments as Jamie Dixon’s Horned Frogs ride into town, looking to sweep the regular season series

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Game Vitals

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:00PM EST

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

Betting Odds: TCU -5, Over/Under 148.5

Viewing Info

TV: ESPNU; DirecTV 208, DISH 141

Streaming: WatchESPN

Announce Team: Kevin Brown and John Thompson III

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates), Sirius 99, XM 199

Reminder: It is against site policy to post links to illegal streams in the comments.

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THE ENEMY

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)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

PROBABLE STARTERS

Based on previous game’s starters

West Virginia

No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
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

TCU

No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
No. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Class Stats
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

PREGAME READING AND UPDATES:

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And, as always...

Let’s go Mountaineers