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GAME THREAD: No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 23 Kansas Jayhawks — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 2:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: CBS

Announce Team: Spero Dedes and Bill Raftery

Online Streaming: CBS All Access, with a valid 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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ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -2
O/U: 141.5


THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Lawrence, Kansas

Series History: This will be the 21st meeting between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas leads the series, 15-5. All 20 meetings have been since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 in 2012. Kansas has won the last five meetings in the series. WVU’s last win was a 65-64 victory at home on Jan. 19, 2019.

Earlier this season, Kansas defeated West Virginia in Lawrence, 79-65, on Dec. 22. WVU has won five of its last seven at home against Kansas, and the Mountaineers are 5-3 against Kansas at the WVU Coliseum.

Record: 12-6 (6-4 Big 12)

Record in 2019-20: 28-3 (17-1 Big 12)

Head Coach: Bill Self (18th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Derek Culver, Jordan McCabe, Taz Sherman, and Miles McBride

Kansas Jayhawks: Jalen Wilson, David McCormack, Marcus Garrett, Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji


STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)


PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

West Virginia has won five of the last seven games against the Jayhawks in Morgantown, and although I expect this one to be back-and-forth for the majority of the game I think the Mountaineers pull it out in the end and split the season series.

Look for Derek Culver to be the key for West Virginia’s success today, with McBride and Sean McNeil both getting into the double digits.

West Virginia 74, Kansas 71


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