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Mountaineer Basketball: West Virginia and No. 22 BYU set to meet for the first time in 51 years

The Mountaineers will face their sixth ranked opponent of the season as the Cougars make their first trip to Morgantown since 1947. Jump in the comments or in the Discord to join the conversation.

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024

Tip-Off Time: 6:00 PM ET

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Basketball | Photo taken by Katie MacCrory


WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Announcers: Mark Neely & Tim Welsh

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM Channel 375 or online at SiriusXM 375

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: BYU -7, 152 total points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Provo, Utah

Series History: West Virginia and BYU will meet for the third time in school history with each team winning once. The series began on Dec. 8, 1947, in Morgantown with WVU winning 68-51. The last meeting took place on Dec. 29, 1973, in the Far West Classic in Portland, Oregon. BYU defeated WVU in that game, 85-83.

Record: 15-5 (3-4 Big 12); beat Texas, 84-72, last Saturday

Record in 2022-23: 19-15 (7-9 WCC)

Head Coach: Mark Pope (5th Season)

Texas v Brigham Young Photo by Chris Gardner/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 10.6 ppg, 4.7 apg
2 Kobe Johnson G 6-3 205 Jr. 6.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg
21 RaeQuan Battle G 6-5 195 5th 15.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg
11 Quinn Slazinski F 6-9 230 5th 13.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg
7 Jesse Edwards C 6-11 240 5th 14.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg

Probable BYU Starters

# Name Position Height Class Stats
# Name Position Height Class Stats
2 Jaxon Robinson G 6-7 Sr. 13.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg
20 Spencer Johnson G 6-5 Sr. 11.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg
30 Dallin Hall G 6-4 So. 9.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg
0 Noah Waterman F 6-11 Sr. 11.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg
50 Aly Khalifa C 6-11 Jr. 5.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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