Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Tip-Off Time: 4:00 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Channel: ESPN2 | DirecTV 209, Dish 143
Announce Team: Rich Hollenberg and Fran Fraschilla
Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription
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Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
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Spread: West Virginia -14.5-
Where are they from? Manhattan, Kansas
Series History: West Virginia and Kansas State will be meeting for the 21st time in series play that began in 1949. WVU leads 12-8. The first meeting took place in Morgantown on Dec. 12, 1949, with the Wildcats coming away with a 49-44 victory. Earlier this season on Jan. 23, WVU posted its biggest margin of victory in a road Big 12 game at K-State, 69-47. The Mountaineers have won 11 of the last 15 meetings in the series.
Record: 7-18 (3-13 Big 12)
Record in 2019-20: 11-21 (3-15 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bruce Weber (9th Season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Derek Culver, Jordan McCabe, Taz Sherman, and Miles McBride
Kansas State Wildcats: Selton Miguel, Davion Bradford, Mike McGuirl, DaJuan Gordon, and Nijel Pack
STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
The last game between these two teams was a low-scoring affair, but I don’t foresee this one following that same pattern. The Mountaineer offense has really come together other the last month, and I expect them to put up something in the high 70’s/low 80’s against the Wildcats today.
This should be a gimme for the Mountaineers, and the game should be well in hand by the first media timeout of the second half. Get the win here and West Virginia should find themselves close to the top five on Monday.
West Virginia 81, Kansas State 66
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