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Join us in the game thread as the top ten ranked Mountaineers welcome the struggling Cyclones into the Coliseum for a little Riot Ball.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020

Tip-Off Time: 9:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory

WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPNU; DirecTV 208, DISH 141

Announce Team: Rich Hollenberg and Chris Spatola

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network on IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | SiriusXM 83

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -15.5
O/U: 145

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Ames, Iowa

Series History: West Virginia holds a 9-8 series advantage against Iowa State. The Mountaineers have won eight of the last 10 regular season meetings in the series, including last year’s meeting in Morgantown, 76-61, and last year’s meeting in Ames, 77-71. West Virginia is 6-2 against Iowa State in Morgantown with six wins in a row

Record: 1-3

Record in 2019-20: 12-20 (15-13 Big 12)

Head Coach: Steve Prohm (6th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Tournament-Oklahoma State vs Iowa State Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Iowa State Cyclones: Javan Johnson, Solomon Young, Jalen Coleman-Lands, Rasir Bolton and Darlinstone Dunbar

STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)

West Virginia/Iowa State - December 18, 2020 stats breakdown @WVStatsGuy

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Something clicked for the Mountaineers against Richmond, and I think that’s going to carry over into tonight’s game. At the same time, Iowa State seems to be having some real issues of their own, and running up against a top 10 team isn’t really what they need right now.

Rasir Bolton keeps the Clones in the game for as long as possible, but the Mountaineers are too much for them down the stretch. West Virginia rolls.

West Virginia 82, Iowa State 68

PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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