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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022

Tip-Off Time: Noon ET

Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports


Channel: ESPN2 | DirecTV 209, Dish 143

Announcers: Rich Hollenberg and Tim Welsh

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 383, Sirius App 973

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: Texas Tech -8, Total 131.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Lubbock, Texas

Series History: This will be the 23rd meeting between West Virginia and Texas Tech with WVU leading 16-6. The Mountaineers have won 13 of the last 18 meetings in the series. Last year in Morgantown, a Miles McBride jumper with 5.9 seconds remaining gave West Virginia an 88-87 victory. In Lubbock last season, WVU came away with an 82-71 win over the No. 7-ranked Red Raiders.

Record: 14-4 (4-2 Big 12)

Record in 2020-21: 18-11 (9-8 Big 12), Lost to No. 3 seeded Arkansas in NCAA Second Round

Head Coach: Mark Adams (1st season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports


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

Texas Tech Red Raiders: Kevin Obanor, Bryson Williams, Terrence Shannon, Davion Warren and Kevin McCullar


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