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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 20 Texas Longhorns — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022

Tip-Off Time: 2:00PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


Channel: ESPN2 | DirecTV 209, Dish 143

Announcers: Rich Hollenberg and Fran Fraschilla

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 383, Sirius App 973

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: Texas -3.5, Total 132.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Austin, Texas

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Series History: This will be the 25th meeting between West Virginia and Texas with the Longhorns holding a 14-10 series lead. West Virginia has won six of the last 12 meetings in the series, but the Longhorns have won six of the last eight meetings. This year in Austin on Jan. 1, Texas won 74-59. WVU was without Taz Sherman, Gabe Osabuohien and Kobe Johnson due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Record: 20-8 (9-6 Big 12)

Record in 2020-21: 19-8 (11-6 Big 12), Lost to Abilene Christian in NCAA First Round

Head Coach: Chris Beard (1st season)

NCAA Basketball: Incarnate Word at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports


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

Texas Longhorns: Timmy Allen, Christian Bishop, Andrew Jones, Marcus Carr and Courtney Ramey


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