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GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Radford Highlanders — Preview, pre-game updates, TV info, and more

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers return home to take on Darris Nichols’ Highlanders

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory



WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announcers: Andrew Caridi, Warren Baker & Amanda Mazey

Online Streaming: Only available on Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM Channel 381 or online at SiriusXM 971

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi

Betting Odds: West Virginia -6.5, 137.5 total points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Radford, Virginia

Series History: This will be the eighth meeting between West Virginia and Radford. The Mountaineers have won all seven meetings since the series began in 1991. The last meeting took place on Dec. 4, 2021, a 67-51 Mountaineer win at the WVU Coliseum.

Record: 9-4

Record in 2022-23: 21-15 (12-6 Big South), lost to Charlotte, 63-56, in Discount Tire CBI Semifinal

Head Coach: Darris Nichols (3rd season)

NCAA Basketball: Radford at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports



PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

West Virginia Mountaineers: Kerr Kriisa, Kobe Johnson, Ofri Naveh, Quinn Slazinski, Akok Akok

Radford Highlanders: Kenyon Giles, Bryan Antoine, DaQuan Smith, Chandler Turner, Justin Archer



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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