Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Tip-Off Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Channel: ESPN; DirecTV 206, DISH 140
Announce Team: Rich Hollenberg and Robbie Hummel
Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription
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Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
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Spread: West Virginia -7.5
Where are they from? Richmond, Virginia
Series History: West Virginia and Richmond, former members of the Southern Conference, will meet for the 55th time in series play. West Virginia owns a 41-13 series advantage that began in 1951. The last meeting took place in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 26, 2015, with WVU winning, 67-59. In Southern Conference play, the Mountaineers held a 34-8 all-time advantage from 1951 to 1968. Richmond’s last visit to Morgantown was on Feb. 25, 1976, a 109-84 Mountaineer victory. Bob Huggins played in that game and had five points, four rebounds and two assists.
Record in 2019-20: 24-7 (14-4 A10)
Head Coach: Chris Mooney (16th season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr, Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Sean McNeil, and Miles McBride
Richmond Spiders: Grant Golden, Tyler Burton, Nathan Cayo, Blake Francis, and Jacob Gilyard
STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
West Virginia’s shooting woes in the first half on Friday scare me, but the turnaround in the second half made me feel a little better. I think Richmond is a genuinely good basketball team, but the Mountaineers are just a little bit better. Huggs gets win number 887 this afternoon in Morgantown.
West Virginia 74, Richmond 69
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