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The Mountaineers are back in the Coliseum and need to get things back on track before things get too far out of hand.

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tip-Off Time: 7:00PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West “By God” Virginia

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Tickets: Tickets are still available via WVUGame

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPN2 | DirecTV 209, Dish 143

Streaming Video: WatchESPN

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)

Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineers Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn app for smartphones)

Satellite Radio: SiriusXM 84

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -10.5
Total: 135

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Stillwater, Oklahoma

Series History: The all-time series between West Virginia and Oklahoma State is tied at 8-8.

Last Time: No. 17 West Virginia 55, Oklahoma State 41 on January 6, 2020 in Stillwater.

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Record: 13 - 12 (3 - 9 Big 12)

Record in 2018-19: 12 - 20 (5 - 13 Big 12)

Head Coach: Mike Boynton (3rd Season)

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

PROBABLE STARTERS

Based on previous game’s starters

West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr., Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Jermaine Haley and Jordan McCabe

Oklahoma State Cowboys: Cameron McGriff, Yor Anei, Jonathan Laurent, Isaac Likekele and Lindy Waters III

HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?

Seven. There is no reason Oklahoma State should be able to come into the Coliseum and escape with a win but — as we’ve seen over the past couple weeks — the Mountaineers are their own worst enemy. This game — and every game from here on out — is absolutely crucial. A loss tonight could just send us into a deeper descent, and that’s exactly what I’m afraid of.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Huggs shuffles the lineup a little — possibly even starting Deuce McBride — and it works! The Mountaineers exorcise some demons against the Cowboys and finally show signs that team that dominated the first half of the season is still in there somewhere.

West Virginia 71, Oklahoma State 58