The Mountaineers returned home once again with their tail firmly planted between their legs. After another awful showing on the road, this time at Oklahoma, Bob Huggins’ crew is looking to put another notch in the win column before they head back on the road to Baylor on Saturday.
Kansas comes in on an eight game win streak with their only Big 12 loss being to the number one team in all of college basketball, Baylor.
When Kansas visits it’s always a big game. This one has a little more of a revenge feel to it. The Mountaineers had a chance to win the game in Lawrence, except a few inopportunely timed calls went against them, especially in the post. This prompted Huggs to make his now-famous “three blind mice’ comment and earned him the subsequent fine.
The Mountaineers have something to prove in this game after the loss on the road to Oklahoma with the January 4 loss at Kansas still vividly playing in their minds.
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2020
Tip-off Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum
TV: None - ESPN+ only
Streaming Video: ESPN+
Radio: WZST Variety 101 (100.9 FM in Morgantown) or the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)
Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn Radio app for smartphones)
Satellite Radio: WVU - XM 84/ Kansas - XM 199
Where are they from? Lawrence, Kansas
Series History: Kansas leads 13-5
Last Time: Kansas 60, WVU 53 - January 4, 2020
2019-20 Record: 20-3 (9-1 Big 12) Last Game - 60-46 win at TCU
Head Coach: Bill Self (700-214 Overall, 493-109 Kansas)
Key Players: G Devin Dotson, C Udoka Azubuike, G Ochai Agbaji
KEYS TO THE GAME:
West Virginia has to capitalize on the friendly confines of The Coliseum. The last road loss still stings, but WVU has done a good job of bouncing back on their return home this season.
Kansas (like most teams) has historically had trouble in Morgantown. They have played there seven times but won only twice.
After missing 22 shots within two feet of the basket after out rebounding Oklahoma by a sizable margin, West Virginia just needs to take care of the obvious. They have to make shots at the rim and putbacks and continue to rebound.
If they can do that, and overcome the ‘three blind mice’, they have a great shot at winning this one.
HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)
WVU only lost by 7 in Lawrence, that should translate to a single digit win in Morgantown.
West Virgina 67, Kanas 60.