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How to Watch: Kansas at West Virginia

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Pro trolling tip: They don’t like to be called Western Virginia.

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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:

The Numbers

(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)

Fun Facts

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.