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

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers meet the Dragons for the first time since 1980

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023

Tip-Off Time: 4:00 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 & Angelica Trinone

Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM Channel 392 or online at SiriusXM 982

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi

Betting Odds: West Virginia -5.5, 130 total points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Series History: West Virginia and Drexel will meet for the second time in series history. The only other meeting took place at the WVU Coliseum on Feb. 20, 1980. West Virginia won that game, 89-62. West Virginia is 48-12 against current members of the Colonial Athletic Association. Drexel coach Zach Spiker, a Morgantown native, was on WVU’s basketball staff from 2002-04 under coach John Beilein.

Record: 5-4

Record in 2022-23: 17-15 (10-8 CAA)

Head Coach: Zach Spiker, Morgantown native (8th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Drexel at Seton Hall Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports



PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Drexel Dragons: Justin Moore, Yame Butler, Lamar Oden, Jr., Luke House and Amari Williams



PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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