Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Tip-off: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.
Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Tony Caridi & Jay Jacobs)
TV stream: AT&T SportsNet (Rob King, Nathan Adrian, Warren Baker and Robbie Incmikoski)
Projected West Virginia Lineup
Projected Youngstown State Lineup
Why WVU Will Win
The Mountaineers (4-2) are riding a three-game winning streak after defeating Rider on Wednesday night. WVU did so without junior Sagaba Konate (15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds), who is day-to-day with a knee injury. In Konate’s place, junior Logan Routt (2.5 points, 2.7 rebounds) got his first start. The 6-foot-11 forward scored seven points and grabbed eight boards. Beetle Bolden (13.0 points) returned to the lineup and chipped in 12 points. Esa Ahmad (16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds) and Chase Harler (6.7 points) both scored in double-figures against Rider. Junior Lamont West (14.5 points) provides a spark off the bench for WVU. In his last three games, the Cincinnati, Ohio native has played much better. He scored 20 points against the Broncs. Youngstown State (3-5) is coming off a 76-56 loss to Robert Morris. In the loss, junior Kendale Hampton tied a career high with seven 3-pointers. He also led the Penguins with a career-high 32 points, including seven 3s in the Penguin’s 94-83 win over Columbia. Garrett Covington (10.3 points) scored in double figures 13 times as a freshman. Youngstown State is winless on the road this season. This is the fourth meeting between the Penguins and the Mountaineers in a series that dates back to 1942. WVU has won all four games.
WVU 86 , Youngstown State 67
Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS