Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Tip-Off Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Channel: ESPN2; DirecTV 209, DISH 143
Announce Team: Bob Wischusen and Fran Fraschilla
Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription
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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 83, XM 83
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
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Spread: West Virginia -1.5
Where are they from? Stillwater, Oklahoma
Series History: This will be the 18th meeting in the series with the Mountaineers holding a 9-8 series advantage. The first meeting in the series took place at the Kentucky Invitational on Dec. 19, 1958, with the No. 7-ranked Mountaineers coming away with a 67-59 victory. Each team has won eight meetings since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 in 2012
Record: 7-2 (1-2 Big 12)
Record in 2019-20: 18-14 (7-11 Big 12)
Head Coach: Mike Boynton (4th Season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr, Jalen Bridges, Derek Culver, Sean McNeil, and Miles McBride
Oklahoma State Cowboys: Matthew-Alex Moncrieffe, Avery Anderson III, Cade Cunningham, Isaac Likekele, and Bryce Williams
STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
We saw West Virginia put together probably their best half of basketball in the second half of Saturday’s game against Oklahoma. It wasn’t quite enough to overcome the Sooners’ 18-point halftime lead, but I think that momentum carries over into tonight’s game against the Cowboys.
Deuce McBride and Cade Cunningham is going to be a good matchup, and this game has the potential to be a lot of fun. West Virginia wins in a close one.
West Virginia 73, Oklahoma State 68
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