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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Navy Midshipmen — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM EST

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


Channel: ESPNU; DirecTV 208, DISH 141

TV Crew: Mark Neely and Mark Adams

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) | SiriusXM 384

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi & Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: West Virginia -18, Total 134.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Annapolis, Maryland

Series History: West Virginia and Navy will meet for the 14th time in all-time series play. Navy leads 7-6. The two teams will meet for the first time since Feb. 5, 1972. WVU won that game in Morgantown, 84-81. Before that, WVU and Navy met in the first round of the 1960 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Mountaineers came away with a 94-86 win. The first 11 meetings in the series were all played at Navy from 1923-48. Bob Huggins has never faced Navy as a head coach.

Record: 5-3

Record in 2021-22: 21-11 (12-6 Patriot League)

Head Coach: Ed DeChellis (12th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Navy Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


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

Navy Midshipmen: Tyler Nelson, Daneil Deaver, Austin Inge, Sean Yoder, and Kam Summers


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