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GAME THREAD: No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas State Wildcats — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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It’s been two weeks since we last saw these Mountaineers in action. Join us in the comments as they make their return in Manhattan, Kansas against the Wildcats of Kansas State

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 4:00 PM ET

Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas

WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPN2; DirecTV 209, DISH 143

Announce Team: Anish Shroff and Chris Spatola

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 136, XM 200

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE


ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -11
O/U: 135.5


THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Manhattan, Kansas

Series History: West Virginia and Kansas State will be meeting for the 20th time in series play that began in 1949. WVU leads 11-8. The first meeting took place in Morgantown on Dec. 12, 1949, with the Wildcats coming away with a 49-44 victory. The two teams split last year’s meetings with WVU winning in Morgantown and K-State winning in Manhattan.

Record: 5-10 (1-6 Big 12)

Record in 2019-20: 11-21 (3-15 Big 12)

Head Coach: Bruce Weber (9th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr, Jalen Bridges, Derek Culver, Sean McNeil, and Miles McBride

Kansas State Wildcats: Selton Miguiel, Davion Bradford, Mike McGuirl, DaJuan Gordon and Rudi Williams


STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)


PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

I’m not going to pretend to have any idea of what’s going to happen after a nearly two week shutdown of the program due to COVID-19. We also don’t know who was affected by the virus, or if there are any lingering issues that might impede our performance today.

That said, Kansas State is really bad and on a normal day I’d say the Mountaineers can and would completely dominate this Wildcats team. I’m choosing to believe today will be as close to normal as possible, so...

West Virginia 75, Kansas State 61


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

Find a warm, comfortable spot, grab a favorite beverage or threeve, and join in on the running commentary, random observations, silly images, gifs, snark, wit, bitches, complaints, moans, groans, cheers, celebration and jubilation in the comments section below.

And, as always...

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