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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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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: 4-0

Record in 2020-21: 13-14 (8-11 Big East)

Head Coach: Shaka Smart (1st season)

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Mississippi David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports


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


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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