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Date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Announcers: Andrew Caridi, Warren Baker & Amanda Mazey
Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi
Betting Odds: West Virginia -4, Total 136 points via DraftKings Sportsbook
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Where are they from? Springfield, Missouri
Series History: West Virginia and Missouri State have only met once — the semifinals of the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. The Mountaineers won, 70-68, in overtime. Josh Eilert served as WVU’s video coordinator during that game.
Record in 2022-23: 17-15 (12-8 MVC)
Head Coach: Dana Ford (6th Season)
- November 6 is the earliest date in school history that West Virginia has tipped off a men’s basketball season.
- West Virginia owns a 98-16 all-time record in season openers, including a 104-10 record in home openers.
- The Mountaineers return four players from last year’s team — senior Patrick Suemnick, juniors Kobe Johnson and Seth Wilson and sophomore Josiah Harris — who counted for only 10 percent of the scoring from the 2022-23 team
- Fifth-year senior Jesse Edwards was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team. Edwards was named to the 20-member Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Preseason Watch List, given annually to the nation’s top center.
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Kobe Johnson, Seth Wilson, Josiah Harris, Quinn Slazinski, Jesse Edwards
Missouri State Bears: N.J. Benson, Donovan Clay, Matthew Lee, Chance Moore and Alston Mason
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