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GAME THREAD: No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Join us in the comments as Bob Huggins looks for his 899th career win as the Mountaineers take on the Horned Frogs in Morgantown.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announce Team: Mark Neely and King McClure

Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE AT ESPN+

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 83, XM 83

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE


ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -13
O/U: 142.5


THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Fort Worth, Texas

Series History: West Virginia is 15-3 all-time in the series with TCU. The two teams met just nine days ago in Fort Worth on Feb. 23 with the Mountaineers coming away with a 74-66 win. The Mountaineers are 8-0 against TCU in the WVU Coliseum.

Record: 12-11 (5-9 Big 12)

Record in 2019-20: 18-14 (7-11 Big 12)

Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (5th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

TCU Horned Frogs: Charles O’Bannon, Kevin Samuel, Mike Miles, PJ Fuller, and RJ Nembhard


STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)


PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

I think West Virginia having to play this game two days after that overtime thriller against Baylor is a godsend, because the Mountaineers haven’t had time to dwell on the loss to the Bears. The guys should still be focused, and might even use this opportunity to take some lingering frustrations out with the conference tournament coming up next week.

Taz Sherman had a team high 23 points last time out against the Horned Frogs. I expect him to surpass that number this evening.

West Virginia 84, TCU 68


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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