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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 4 Baylor Bears — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 9:00PM ET

Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPN | DirecTV 206, Dish 140

Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla and Kris Budden

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: Baylor -14, Total 139.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Waco, Texas

Series History: Baylor holds a 13-8 series advantage over West Virginia. The two teams met just 13 days ago in Morgantown with Baylor coming away with a 77-68 victory. West Virginia has won seven of the last 13 meetings in the series.

Record: 18-3 (6-2 Big 12)

Record in 2020-21: 28-2 (13-1 Big 12), Beat No. 1 seed Gonzaga to win NCAA National Championship

Head Coach: Scott Drew (19th season)

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports



PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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