Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Tip-Off Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Channel: ESPN2; DirecTV 209, DISH 143
Announce Team: Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale
Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription
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Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
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Spread: Kansas -2
Where are they from? Lawrence, Kansas
Series History: This will be the 20th meeting between West Virginia and Kansas. Kansas leads the series, 14-5. All 19 meetings have been since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 in 2012. Kansas has won the last four meetings in the series. WVU’s last win was a 65-64 victory at home on Jan. 19, 2019. The Mountaineers are 0-8 all-time against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. WVU has two overtime losses at Kansas. West Virginia has won in every Big 12 arena except at Kansas.
Record: 7-1 (1-0 Big 12)
Record in 2019-20: 28-3 (17-1 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bill Self (18th Season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr, Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Sean McNeil, and Miles McBride
Kansas Jayhawks: David McCormack, Jalen Wilson, Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett, and Christian Braun
STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
Oscar Tshiebwe will be the key to this game for the Mountaineers. If he’s able to dig deep down and unleash his inner kaiju — which I think he will — Kansas is in trouble. The sophomore has been unimpressive thus far, but has a perfect opportunity to show up and show the world that the hype is deserved.
It’s going to be a nail-biter for the entire 40 minutes, but West Virginia squeaks by with a last second three pointer from Miles McBride and gets their first ever win inside The Phog.
West Virginia 70, Kansas 67
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