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Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Tip-Off Time: 2:00PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Announcers: Ted Emrich and Bryndon Manzer
Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
Betting Odds: West Virginia -8.5, Total 130.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook
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Where are they from? Manhattan, Kansas
Series History: West Virginia and Kansas State will be meeting for the 22nd time in series play that began in 1949. WVU leads 13-8. The first meeting took place in Morgantown on Dec. 12, 1949, with the Wildcats coming away with a 49-44 victory. WVU has won three in a row in the series. Last year, WVU won 65-43 in Morgantown and posted its biggest margin of victory in a road Big 12 game at K-State, 69-47.
Record in 2020-21: 9-20 (4-14 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bruce Weber (10th season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Kedarian Johnson
Kansas State Wildcats: Carlton Linguard Jr., Ismael Massoud, Selton Miguel, Mark Smith and Nijel Pack
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