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Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: TD Arena, Charleston, South Carolina
Channel: ESPN2 | DirecTV 209; Dish 143
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg and Debbie Antonelli
Online Streaming: ESPN with a valid cable subscription
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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android)
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
Betting Odds: West Virginia -5, Total 142.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook
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Where are they from? Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Series History: West Virginia and Marquette are meeting for the 12th time in series play that began in 1965. Marquette has won three in a row and leads the all-time series, 7-4. Former members of the Big East, the last meeting took place on Feb. 24, 2012 in Morgantown, a 61-60 Marquette win. All four of WVU’s wins in the series have been at the WVU Coliseum.
Record in 2020-21: 13-14 (8-11 Big East)
Head Coach: Shaka Smart (1st season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Kedarian Johnson
Marquette Golden Eagles: Justin Lewis, Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Tyler Kolek, Darryl Morsell and Kur Kuath
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t have the greatest feeling about this game. West Virginia will have to have another hot shooting night or fully embrace the press to force a bunch of turnovers. That’s not to say that I don’t think we will win, because I do, but it feels like this is going to be one that tests our mettle early. Hopefully we’re able to respond.
West Virginia 68, Marquette 64
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