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Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers close out 2021 with a visit from Jerrod Calhoun and the Penguins

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 6:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announcers: Dan Zangrilli, Warren Baker and Amanda Mazey

Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | XM 375, Sirius App 375

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: West Virginia -16, Total 131.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Youngstown, Ohio

Series History: West Virginia and Youngstown State will meet for the seventh time in series play. WVU holds a 6-0 series lead. The series began on Jan. 10, 1942, a 50-40 WVU win at Mountaineer Field House. The two teams last met on Dec. 21, 2019, a 75-64 Mountaineer victory at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio.

Record: 7-3

Record in 2020-21: 15-2 (9-11 Horizon League)

Head Coach: Jerrod Calhoun (5th season)

NCAA Basketball: Youngstown State at Penn State Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports



PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Youngstown State Penguins: Michael Akuchie, Tevin Olison, Dwayne Cohill, Myles Hunter and Shemar Rathan-Mayes



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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