GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Oakland

GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Oakland

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers kick off the 2021-22 season against the Golden Grizzlies from the Horizon League

Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here but, for the uninitiated, we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, and don’t be a troll.

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 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: Andrew Caridi, Warren Baker and Angelica Trinone

Online Streaming: ONLY AVAILABLE ON ESPN+

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

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

Betting Odds: West Virginia -17.5, Total 152.5 points via DraftKings Sportsbook

Reminder: It is against site policy to post links to illegal streams in the comments.

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Auburn Hills, Michigan

Series History: This will be the third meeting between West Virginia and Oakland. The two teams last met on Dec. 19, 2012, a 76-71 Mountaineer victory at the Coliseum. The first meeting also took place at the Coliseum, a 95-71 WVU win on Nov. 12, 2010.

West Virginia is 40-4 all-time against current members of the Horizon League. Bob Huggins is 5-0 all-time against Oakland: 3-0 at Cincinnati and 2-0 at West Virginia.

Record: 0-0

Record in 2020-21: 12-18 (10-10 Horizon League)

Head Coach: Greg Kampe (38th Season)

Syndication: Journal-CourierNikos Frazier / Journal & Courier via Imagn Content Services, LLC

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

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

Oakland Golden Grizzlies: Jamal Cain, Trey Townsend, Chris Conway, Jalen Moore and Osei Price

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Bob Huggins begins his 40th season as a head coach with a dominate win over a team he’s currently undefeated against. Jalen Bridges and Taz Sherman combine for nearly half of the Mountaineers’ points, and we get a look at some of the newcomers as Huggs is free to rotate in some guys from the bench.

West Virginia 86, Oakland 63

PREGAME READING & UPDATES

Follow along with us on Twitter @smokingmusket for running commentary.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

Find a warm, comfortable spot, grab a favorite beverage or threeve, and join in on the running commentary, random observations, silly images, gifs, snark, wit, bitches, complaints, moans, groans, cheers, celebration and jubilation in the comments section below.

And, as always…

Let's Go (New)