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Pro trolling tip: They don’t like to be called Western Virginia.
Kansas heads east to the weird school that really shouldn’t be in our conference as the Jayhawks take on the Mountaineers of Western Virginia.
Kansas is the #3 team in the country in the AP Poll, while WVU comes in at #14. KenPom currently has KU at #1 and WVU at #7. The Jayhawks are coming off a 60-46 road win at TCU while the Mountaineers are coming off a surprising 69-59 road loss in Norman against Oklahoma.
Kansas leads the all-time series with WVU 13-5, however, the Jayhawks are just 2-5 inside the WVU Coliseum. The most recent meeting was a 60-53 Kansas victory inside Allen Fieldhouse about five weeks ago.
I hope you have reliable high-speed internet and ESPN+, because if you don’t tonight will be a pointed reminder that neither Kansas nor the Big 12 care about you. Please direct all complaints to Doug Girod.
Here are the essentials:
(3) Kansas: 20-3, 9-1
(14) West Virginia: 18-5, 6-4
Line: WVU -1
How to Watch
Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:00 p.m. CST
Morgantown, WV: WVU Coliseum (14,000)
No TV, Online Streaming ONLY: www.espn.com or the ESPN app
– Mark Neely (Play-by-Play), Fran “call a foul a foul” Fraschilla (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
– Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
In terms of Big 12 teams, tonight’s game features KU’s #1 field goal percentage (48.6%) vs WVU’s #1 field goal percentage defense (37.0%).
Kansas is 6-1 so far this season in true road games.
The Jayhawks lead the Big 12 in: scoring, scoring margin, field goal percentage, rebounding defense, and blocked shots.
Kansas has held 11 of its last 14 opponents to 60 points or less.
West Virginia is 12-0 at home so far this season.
KU is 100-52 against top-25 opponents under Bill Self.