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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 8:00PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPN | DirecTV 206, Dish 140

Announcers: Rich Hollenberg 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 384, Sirius App 974

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: Kansas -5, Total 147 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Lawrence, Kansas

Series History: This will be the 23rd meeting between West Virginia and Kansas. • Kansas leads the series, 16-6. On Jan. 15 in Lawrence, the Jayhawks came away with an 85-59 victory. Last year, WVU won, 91-79, in Morgantown, while Kansas won in Lawrence, 79-65.

Record: 21-4 (10-2 Big 12)

Record in 2020-21: 21-9 (12-6 Big 12), Loss to USC in NCAA Second Round

Head Coach: Bill Self (19th season)

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports



PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Kansas Jayhawks: Jalen Wilson, David McCormack, Christian Braun, Dajuan Harris and Ochai Agbaji



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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