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Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Tip-Off Time: 6:00 PM EST
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Announcers: Tyler Denning and Mark Adams
Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
Betting Odds: Kansas -1.5, Total 146 points via DraftKings Sportsbook
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Where are they from? Lawrence, Kansas
Series History: This will be the 25th meeting between West Virginia and Kansas. Kansas leads the series, 18-6. All 24 meetings have been since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 in 2012. Last year, Kansas won both regular season meetings and in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship. Kansas has won eight of the last nine meetings in the series.
Record: 13-1 (2-0 Big 12)
Record in 2021-22: 34-6 (14-4 Big 12), Won NCAA National Championship with 72-69 win over the No. 8 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels
Head Coach: Bill Self (21st Season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Tre Mitchell, Emmitt Matthews, Jimmy Bell, Erik Stevenson, and Joe Toussaint
Kansas Jayhawks: Jalen Wilson, KJ Adams Jr, Dajuan Harris, Gradey Dick, and Kevin McCullar
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