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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. St. John’s Red Storm — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Friday, December 1, 2023

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPN2

Announcers: Chuckie Kempf and Chris Spatola

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) | SiriusXM Channels 109/199 or online at SiriusXM 953

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi

Betting Odds: St. John’s -5, Total 142 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? New York City, New York

Series History: West Virginia and St. John’s will be meeting for the 39th time in all-time series play. WVU leads the series 20-18. WVU was a member of the Big East from 1995-2012. The Mountaineers held a 13-7 edge during Big East play. St. John’s has won the last two meetings in the series, including the last meeting in the inaugural Big East-Big 12 Battle on Dec. 7, 2019, at Madison Square Garden by a score of 70-68. St. John’s last visited the Coliseum on Dec. 29, 2010, and won 81-71. The Mountaineers are 11-3 against St. John’s in Morgantown and are 7-2 at the WVU Coliseum. Rick Pitino is 8-3 against WVU. He is 2-3 at the WVU Coliseum.

Record: 4-2

Record in 2022-23: 18-15 (7-13 Big East)

Head Coach: Rick Pitino (1st Season)

NCAA Basketball: Holy Cross at St. John Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports



PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

St. John’s Red Storm: Daniss Jenkis, Jordan Dingle, Chris Ledlum, Glenn Taylor Jr, Joel Soriano



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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