Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Tip-Off Time: 5:00 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
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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Spread: Baylor -4.5-
Where are they from? Waco, Texas
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)
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
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