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GAME THREAD: No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 3 Baylor Bears — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 5:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPN | DirecTV 206, Dish 140

Announce Team: Bob Wischusen 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 134, XM 200

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE


ODDS

Spread: Baylor -4.5-
O/U: 148.5


THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Waco, Texas

A stay at Chip and Joanna Gainesí perfectly fixed-up Magnolia House Ross Hailey/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Series History: Baylor holds an 11-8 series advantage over West Virginia. Last season, WVU defeated No. 4 Baylor, 76-64, in Morgantown. That ended up being the final game of the season. West Virginia has won seven of the last 11 meetings in the series. The Mountaineers are 4-4 against Baylor in the WVU Coliseum

Record: 18-1 (10-1 Big 12)

Record in 2019-20: 26-4 (15-3 Big 12)

Head Coach: Scott Drew (18th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Baylor Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Baylor Bears: Flo Thamba, Mark Vital, Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell


STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)


PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Until Saturday, West Virginia had been the last team to beat Baylor and I was leaning heavily on that for confidence heading into this matchup. Now that the Bears already have that blemish on their record, my confidence in the Mountaineers winning today has dropped a bit because I don’t see Baylor turning in another performance like they had against the Jayhawks.

I expect this one to turn into a ref show, and will probably be decided at the charity stripe. If the Mountaineers can make their free throws, we win.

West Virginia 78, Baylor 75


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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