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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas State Wildcats — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM EST

Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas


Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announcers: Ted Emrich and Bryndon Manzer


Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM 380

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: Kansas State -1, Total 142 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 25th time in series play that began in 1949. WVU leads 15-9. The first meeting took place in Morgantown on Dec. 12, 1949, with the Wildcats coming away with a 49-44 victory. WVU has won five of the last six in the series, including two of three last season. WVU won 71-68 in Morgantown and 73-67 in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship. K-State won in Manhattan, 78-73, on Feb. 14.

Record: 11-1

Record in 2021-22: 14-17 (6-12 Big 12)

Head Coach: Jerome Tang (1st Season)

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Basketball Tipoff William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports


West Virginia Mountaineers: Tre Mitchell, Emmitt Matthews, Jimmy Bell, Erik Stevenson, and Kedrian Johnson

Kansas State Wildcats: Davis N’Guessan, Keyontae Johnson, Nae’Quan Tomlin, Markquis Nowell, and Cam Carter


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