GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Eastern Kentucky

GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Eastern Kentucky

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers begin a five-game homestand with a matchup against the Colonels

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

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: Eric Little, Warren Baker and Amanda Mazey

Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | XM 387

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: West Virginia -15, Total 149.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

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THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Richmond, Kentucky

Series History: This will be the fourth meeting between West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. The last meeting took place on Dec. 21, 2015, a 84-59 WVU win in Morgantown. The two teams also met in Morgantown on Dec. 30, 2012, a 74-67 Mountaineer victory. The first meeting took place on Feb. 15, 1979, at the Charleston Civic Center. EKU won that game, 93-91

Record: 5-1

Record in 2020-21: 22-7 (15-5 ASUN)

Head Coach: A.W. Hamilton (4th season)

NCAA Basketball: Eastern Kentucky at LouisvilleJamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Kedarian Johnson

Eastern Kentucky Colonels: Jannson Williams, Michael Moreno, Devontae Blanton, Russhard Cruickshank and Cooper Robb

PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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