WVU, TCU preview and prediction

WVU, TCU preview and prediction

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WVU, TCU preview and prediction

Game Info

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018

Tip-off: 9:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Tony Caridi & Jay Jacobs)

TV stream: ESPN2 (Rich Hollenberg and Chris Spatola)

Projected West Virginia Lineup

Jevon Carter

Beetle Bolden

Esa Ahmad

Wesley Harris

Sagaba Konate

Projected TCU Lineup

Vlad Brodziansky

Kouat Noi

Desmond Bane

Alex Robinson

Kenrich Williams

Why West Virginia Will Win

The Mountaineers were one of four Big 12 teams that were upset on Saturday. WVU suffered a disappointing 88-85 loss at the hands of Oklahoma State. The Mountaineers’ defense fell apart in the last three minutes, surrendering 16 points and WVU failed to run the offense Bob Huggins drew up. With another quick turnaround upon them, the Mountaineers face TCU on Monday. Last time the two teams met in Fort Worth, the Horned Frogs stunned WVU. TCU is coming off an 87-71 victory over Texas on Saturday. In the win, the Horned Frogs shot 54 percent and committed only six turnovers. Vlad Brodziansky tallied 25 points and Kouat Noi lit up the Longhorns from beyond the arc, hitting four 3s while scoring 18 points. Against the Cowboys, Jevon Carter had a career-high 33 points but  that performance was foreshadowed by the team’s poor performance. The Mountaineers will need a big game from Esa Ahmad (10.7 points) and Sagaba Konate, (10.5 points), who spent a large portion of the second half on the bench in foul trouble.

Score Prediction

West Virginia 82, TCU 78

Cover Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS

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