Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
Announce Team: Kevin Connors and Chris Spatola
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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 83, XM 83
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
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Spread: West Virginia -7
Where are they from? Fort Worth, Texas
Series History: West Virginia is 14-3 all-time in the series with TCU. Last season, West Virginia came away with an 81-49 victory in Morgantown, while TCU won in Fort Worth, 67-60. TCU’s three wins in the series took place in Fort Worth in 2018, 2019 and 2020. WVU is 5-3 all-time in games played at TCU.
Record: 11-9 (4-7 Big 12)
Record in 2019-20: 18-14 (7-11 Big 12)
Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (5th Season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Derek Culver, Jordan McCabe, Taz Sherman, and Miles McBride
TCU Horned Frogs: Charles O’Bannon, Kevin Samuel, Mike Miles, PJ Fuller, and RJ Nembhard
STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
This has trap game written all over it, but I trust Bob Huggins to have his squad in the right mindset going into it. It wouldn’t surprise me if TCU takes a lead into the half, but the Mountaineers crank up the pressure in the second half. Look for the Horned Frogs to turn the ball over a lot, giving way to a sixth straight road win for West Virginia.
Miles McBride has a star performance against the Horned Frogs, and Culver turns in yet another double-double.
West Virginia 85, TCU 73
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