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Mountaineer Basketball: West Virginia returns home to face Kansas State

The Mountaineers are back in Morgantown and are looking to bounce back from Saturday’s brutal loss to Houston. Jump in the comments or in the Discord to join the conversation.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

Katie MacCrory | WVU Digital Media

WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announcers: Joel Godett and Tim Welsh

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM Channel 387 or online at SiriusXM 977

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi

Betting Odds: Kansas State -1.5, 142 total points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Manhattan, Kansas

Series History: West Virginia and K-State will be meeting for the 27th time in series play that began in 1949. WVU leads 16-10. WVU has won six of the last eight meetings in the series. • Last year, WVU won at home, 89-81 on March 4, while K-State won in Manhattan in overtime, 82-76.

Record: 11-3 (1-0 Big 12); beat UCF, 77-52, on Saturday in Manhattan

Record in 2022-23: 26-10 (11-7 Big 12); lost to No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic, 79-76, in the Elite 8

Head Coach: Jerome Tang (2nd Season)

NCAA Basketball: Central Florida at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

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 9.4 ppg, 5.8 apg
1 Noah Farrakhan G 6-2 170 Sr 14.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg
21 RaeQuan Battle G 6-5 195 5th 21.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
11 Quinn Slazinski F 6-9 230 5th 15 ppg, 4.9 rpg
13 Akok Akok F 6-10 225 5th 4.0 ppg 4.7 rpg

Probable Kansas State Starters

# Name Position Height Weight Class Stats
# Name Position Height Weight Class Stats
1 David N'Guessan F 6-9 220 Sr 7.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg
24 Arthur Kaluma F 6-7 225 Jr 15.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg
13 Will McNair Jr. C 6-11 265 5th 7.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg
2 Tylor Perry G 5-11 180 5th 15.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg
5 Cam Carter G 6-3 195 Jr 16.2 ppg 5.3 rpg

PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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