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GAME THREAD: No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas State Wildcats — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 4:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


WATCH/LISTEN

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: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 84, XM 84

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE


ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -14.5-
O/U: 149


THE ENEMY

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)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC


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


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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