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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Clemson Tigers — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers finish out their trip to Charleston, South Carolina with a consolation game against the Tigers

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Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 5:00 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 -2.5, Total 133 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Clemson, South Carolina

Series History: West Virginia and Marquette are meeting for the sixth time in all-time series play. The Mountaineers own a 4-1 series lead in series play that began in 1952. The last meeting took place in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, an 84-76 WVU win in Tampa, Florida.

Record: 4-0

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

Head Coach: Brad Brownwell (12th season)

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Rutgers at Clemson IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports


West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Kedarian Johnson

Clemson Tigers: Al-Amir Dawes, Nick Honor, Hunter Tyson, David Collins and PJ Hall


I expect this one to be another close game for the Mountaineers, especially if they shoot anywhere near as poor as they did in the second half of Friday’s game against Marquette (27.3%). If Kedrian Johnson can stay out of foul trouble, I think we’ll be fine in the end.

West Virginia 73, Clemson 68


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