Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers face a tough test against the Blazers in the first true road game of the season
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.
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Tip-Off Time: 5:00 PM ET
Where: Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, Alabama
Channel: CBS Sports Network | DirecTV 221, Dish 158
Announcers: Chick Hernandez and Pete Gillen
Online Streaming: CBS Sports Network with a valid cable subscription
Cord Cutters: Mountaineer fans can catch all the action on fuboTV. fuboTV is an over-the-top streaming service that carries all the major networks, including CBS, NBC, FOX, and now….the ESPN Disney networks! It also carries ABC, CBS Sports Network, FS1, SEC Network, and more. fuboTV comes with a cloud DVR feature, so you can record the game and watch it later.
Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs
Betting Odds: UAB -4, Total 133 points via DraftKings Sportsbook
Reminder: It is against site policy to post links to illegal streams in the comments.
Where are they from? Birmingham, Alabama
Series History: West Virginia and UAB will meet for the fourth time in school history. UAB holds a 2-1 series lead. The last meeting took place on Dec. 28, 1991, an 88-84 UAB win in the championship game of the Cable Car Classic in San Francisco, California. The series began on Feb. 3, 1987, in Morgantown with WVU coming away with a 79-64 victory
Record in 2020-21: 22-7 (13-5 CUSA)
Head Coach: Andy Kennedy (2nd season)
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:
West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Kedarian Johnson
UAB Blazers: Jordan Walker, Quan Jackson, Jamal Johnson, KJ Buffen and Trey Jemison
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…