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Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Announcers: Andrew Caridi, Warren Baker and Angelica Trinone
Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
Betting Odds: West Virginia -17.5, Total 152.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook
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Where are they from? Auburn Hills, Michigan
Series History: This will be the third meeting between West Virginia and Oakland. The two teams last met on Dec. 19, 2012, a 76-71 Mountaineer victory at the Coliseum. The first meeting also took place at the Coliseum, a 95-71 WVU win on Nov. 12, 2010.
West Virginia is 40-4 all-time against current members of the Horizon League. Bob Huggins is 5-0 all-time against Oakland: 3-0 at Cincinnati and 2-0 at West Virginia.
Record in 2020-21: 12-18 (10-10 Horizon League)
Head Coach: Greg Kampe (38th Season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Kedarian Johnson
Oakland Golden Grizzlies: Jamal Cain, Trey Townsend, Chris Conway, Jalen Moore and Osei Price
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
Bob Huggins begins his 40th season as a head coach with a dominate win over a team he’s currently undefeated against. Jalen Bridges and Taz Sherman combine for nearly half of the Mountaineers’ points, and we get a look at some of the newcomers as Huggs is free to rotate in some guys from the bench.
West Virginia 86, Oakland 63
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