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No. 15 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers preview, how to watch, live game thread, updates and more

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Join us in the comments section as the Mountaineers take on the Hilltoppers in the championship game of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

Tip-Off Time: 1:30 PM ET

Where: Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPN; DirecTV 206, DISH 140

Announce Team: Rich Hollenberg and Dan Dakich

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -7.5
O/U: 150.5

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Bowling Green, Kentucky

Series History: This will be the fifth meeting between West Virginia and Western Kentucky on the basketball court, with the series currently tied 2-2. The two teams met two years ago in the semifinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational with Western Kentucky winning, 63-57. Bob Huggins is 1-1 all-time against Western Kentucky. The win occurred when Huggins was at Cincinnati.

Record: 2-0

Record in 2019-20: 20-10 (13-5 CUSA)

Head Coach: Rick Stansbury (5th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Western Kentucky Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

PROBABLY STARTING LINEUP:

West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr, Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Sean McNeil, and Miles McBride

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

It could be the existential dread of having to listen to Dan Dakich for a second consecutive day, but I don’t have a great feeling about this game. I still think WVU wins — and maybe even keeps the lead throughout the entire 40 minutes — but I feel like the Hilltoppers are going to put the Mountaineers to the test.

West Virginia 79, Western Kentucky 74

PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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