WVU vs. Coppin State: Preview, Score Prediction

WVU vs. Coppin State: Preview, Score Prediction

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WVU vs. Coppin State: Preview, Score Prediction

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, December 20th

Tip-off: 7:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

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

TV stream: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (Rob King, Warren Baker & Robby Incmikoski)

Projected West Virginia Lineup

Jevon Carter

Daxter Miles Jr.

Lamont West

Wesley Harris

Sagaba Konate

Projected Coppin State Lineup

Adam Traore

Cedric Council

Karonn Davis

Lamar Morgan

Keandre Fair

Why West Virginia Will Win

The Mountaineers are meeting a Coppin State team that is still searching for its first victory. The Eagles don’t have a single player registering in double figures in scoring. Karonn Davis is the leading scorer averaging 9.8 points per contest. WVU has three starters that average double digits. Beetle Bolden comes off the bench and averages 10.9 points per game. Jevon Carter is the Mountaineers’ all-time leader in steals (256). He averages 19.4 points and 5.4 rebounds. Daxter Miles (14.6 points) is WVU’s other veteran presence in the backcourt.  The Mountaineers’ defense will likely wear down Coppin State. WVU leads the latest NCAA stats in turnover margin (9.5), is fifth in forced turnovers (20.6), is ninth in steals per game (10.5) and is 12th in offensive rebounds per game (14.2). The Mountaineers are forcing their opponents to turn it over on 27.4 percent of their possessions, second in the country. WVU should cruise to a victory.

Score Prediction

West Virginia 102, Coppin State 58

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