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Mountaineer Basketball: West Virginia looks to bounce back against No. 25 Texas

The Mountaineers face another uphill battle as this evening as Rodney Terry’s Longhorns come to Morgantown. Jump in the comments or in the Discord to join the conversation.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024

Tip-Off Time: 6:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

Katie MacCrory | WVU Digital Media


WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announcers: Eric Rothman and Bryndon Manzer

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM Channel 384 or online at SiriusXM 974

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi

Betting Odds: Texas -6, 146 total points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Austin, Texas

Series History: This will be the 28th meeting between West Virginia and Texas with the Longhorns holding a 17-10 series lead. Texas has won four in a row in the series, six of seven and nine of the last 11 meetings. Last year, Texas won in Austin, 94-60, and in Morgantown, 69-61.

Record: 12-3 (1-1 Big 12); beat Cincinnati, 74-73, in Cincinnati on Tuesday

Record in 2022-23: 29-9 (12-6 Big 12); lost to No. 5 seed Miami, 88-81, in the Elite 8

Head Coach: Rodney Terry (1st Season)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 09 Texas at Cincinnati Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


STARTING LINEUPS

Probable West Virginia Starters

# Name Position Height Weight Class Stats
# Name Position Height Weight Class Stats
3 Kerr Kriisa G 6-3 185 Sr 9.7 ppg, 5.7 apg
1 Noah Farrakhan G 6-1 170 Sr 13.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg
21 RaeQuan Battle G 6-5 195 5th 21.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg
22 Josiah Harris F 6-7 215 So 5.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg
24 Patrick Suemnick F 6-8 235 Jr 3.3 ppg 2.2 rpg

Probable Texas Starters

# Name Position Height Weight Class Stats
# Name Position Height Weight Class Stats
1 Dylan Disu F 6-9 225 Gr. 14.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg
23 Dillon Mitchell F 6-8 205 So. 11.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg
30 Brock Cunningham F 6-6 210 Gr. 5.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg
3 Max Abmas G 6-0 175 Gr. 17.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg
4 Tyrese Hunter G 6-0 175 Jr. 13.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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