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Join us in the comments as West Virginia winds down the regular season with a visit to Ames. The Mountaineers could use a little magic of their own inside Hilton Coliseum.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 7:00PM ET

Where: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPNU | DirecTV 208, Dish 141

Announcers: Chuckie Kempf and King McClure

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 386, Sirius App 976

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: Iowa State -6, Total 132.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Ames, Iowa

Series History: West Virginia holds a 12-8 series advantage against Iowa State. • The Mountaineers have won 11 of the last 13 regular season meetings in the series, including a 70-65 decision in Morgantown and a 76-72 victory in Ames last season. • Just two weeks ago in Morgantown on Feb. 8, WVU came away with a 79-63 win over the Cyclones.

Record: 18-9 (5-9 Big 12)

Record in 2020-21: 2-22 (0-18 Big 12)

Head Coach: T.J. Otzelberger (1st season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports



PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Iowa State Cyclones: George Conditt, Aljaz Kunc, Gabe Kalscheur, Tyrese Hunter and Izaiah Brockington



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