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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 8:00PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPN2 | DirecTV 209, Dish 143

Announcers: Mark Neely and Chris Spatola

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 381, Sirius App 971

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: West Virginia -2.5, Total 130 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Norman, Oklahoma

Series History: Oklahoma swept both meetings last season to take a 14-9 advantage in series play. The Sooners have won four in a row in the series and five of the last six. WVU’s last win in the series was a 72-71 victory in the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. WVU’s last win at home against Oklahoma was a 79-71 win on Feb. 2, 2019. Since WVU joined the Big 12, the Mountaineers are 8-13 against Oklahoma

Record: 12-7 (2-5 Big 12)

Record in 2020-21: 16-11 (9-8 Big 12), Loss to No. 1 seed Gonzaga in NCAA Second Round

Head Coach: Porter Moser (1st season)

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Oklahoma Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Oklahoma Sooners: Jalen Hill, Tanner Groves, Jordan Goldwire, Umoja Gibson and Elijah Harkless



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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