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No. 11 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs preview, how to watch, live game thread, updates and more

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers take on the top ranked team in the country in the Jimmy V Classic.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Tournament Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPN; DirecTV 206, DISH 140

Announce Team: Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Holly Rowe

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates)| SiriusXM 84

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE

ODDS

Spread: Gonzaga -8.5
O/U: 156.5

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Spokane, Washington

Series History: West Virginia and Gonzaga will meet for the fifth time in all-time series play that began in 2012, with the Bulldogs leading the series 4-0. The two schools last met on March 23, 2017, in the NCAA Sweet 16 in San Jose, California, with the Zags coming away with a 61-58 victory.

Record: 2-0

Record in 2019-20: 21-2 (15-1 WCC)

Head Coach: Mark Few (22nd Season)

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at Auburn Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Gonzaga Bulldogs: Drew Timme, Corey Kispert, Anton Watson, Jalen Suggs and Joel Ayayi

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

As much as I would love to have blind optimism about this game, I see no way West Virginia can compete with the Zags unless our shooters have an insane night where they don’t miss anything. Gonzaga is No. 1 for a reason. They’re going to score in bunches, and this could get out of hand quickly.

Cheering for a massive upset, but expecting a beating.

Gonzaga 93, West Virginia 78

PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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