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GAME THREAD: No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 17 Oklahoma State Cowboys — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, March 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: 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 -7.5
O/U: 148.5


THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Stillwater, Oklahoma

Series History: This will be the 19th meeting in the series with the Mountaineers holding a 10-8 series advantage. On Jan. 4 in Stillwater, No. 14 WVU rallied from 19 points down with 11 minutes to go to win, 87-84. The Mountaineers swept both meetings last season — 65-47 in Morgantown and 55-41 in Stillwater. West Virginia has won nine of the last 13 meetings in the series.

Record: 17-7 (10-7 Big 12)

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

Head Coach: Mike Boynton (4th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Oral Roberts at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Oklahoma State Cowboys: Kalib Boone, Avery Anderson III, [TBD], Rondel Walker, and Bryce Williams

STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)


PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

After watching West Virginia going through the motions and showing no energy in the second half of Thursday’s game against TCU, I was little hesitant making this pick for the Mountaineers. That was until news broke this morning that Cade Cunningham will not be playing in today’s game, leaving the Cowboys without their two best players.

The Mountaineers should have no trouble with the remainder of this Okalahoma State team, and Bob Huggins should be able to walk off the court today with 900 career wins

West Virginia 79, Oklahoma State 70


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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