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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 24 Virginia Cavaliers — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Tip-Off Time: 6:00 PM ET

Where: Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Fort Myers, Florida


Channel: FS1

Announcers: Jeff Levering and LaPhonso Ellis

Online Streaming: Fox Sports with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM 382 or online at

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi

Betting Odds: Virginia -9.5, Total 119.5 points via FanDuel Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Charlottesville, VA

Series History: West Virginia has won the last two meetings against Virginia and leads the all-time series, 10-9. The last meeting took place on Dec. 5, 2017, in Morgantown with No. 18 WVU defeating No. 15 UVA, 68-61. The series began on Jan. 17, 1916. WVU fell at Virginia, 38-21.

Record: 4-1

Record in 2022-23: 25-7 (15-5 ACC), lost to 13-seed Furman in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

Head Coach: Tony Bennett (15th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Fort Myers Tip-Off-Virginia at Wisconsin Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports


West Virginia Mountaineers: Kobe Johnson, Ofri Naveh, Josiah Harris, Quinn Slazinski, Jesse Edwards

Virginia Cavaliers: Blake Buchanan, Reece Beekman, Andrew Rohde, Isaac McKneely, Ryan Dunn


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