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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 5 Baylor Bears — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 5:00PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


Channel: ESPN2 | DirecTV 209, Dish 143

Announcers: Rich Hollenberg and Jay Bilas

Online Streaming: ESPN with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | XM 380, Sirius App 970

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: Baylor -6.5, Total 138.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Waco, Texas

Series History: Baylor holds an 12-8 series advantage over West Virginia. Last season, No. 3 Baylor defeated No. 6 West Virginia, 94-89 in overtime, in Morgantown. The game in Waco was canceled due to COVID-19. West Virginia has won seven of the last 12 meetings in the series.

Record: 15-2 (3-2 Big 12)

Record in 2020-21: 28-2 (13-1 Big 12), NCAA National Champions

Head Coach: Scott Drew (19th season)

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Baylor Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports


West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Kedarian Johnson

Baylor Bears: Flo Thamba, Kendall Brown, Matthew Mayer, Adam Flagler and James Akinjo


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