Friday, October 28, 2016

Stripe the Coliseum as WVU takes on Kansas on ESPN’s Big Monday


West Virginia is in search for a much needed win at home.

(Morgantown, WV)

Saturday’s game in Iowa proved how tough this ending stretch of the season is going to be for the Mountaineers. Playing in the BIG 12 has also proved to not be easy. Before in-conference play, WVU stood at 12-1 as they won the Puerto-Rico tip-off, but since then they are 7-5 in the BIG 12.

Watch tonight as #21 WVU tries to rebound from their loss on Saturday, as they take on #8 Kansas.

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: WVU Coliseum

TV Network: ESPN

Notes: Support the Mountaineers by Striping the Coliseum. Check on the link below for more information.

This will be the 5th meeting between these two teams, as Kansas leads the series 3-1. The Jayhawks are 21-4 overall and 10-2 in the Big 12 losing at Iowa State and at Oklahoma State. WVU seems to be in a downward spiral, but look for a huge win at home tonight to bounce the back on the right track. It will be no easy task.

Probable Kansas Starters

Name                                 Class          Position        Ht.      Wt.              Stats



#2 Cliff Alexander      Freshman       Forward      6’8”      240      7.9 ppg 5.6 rpg

#34 Perry Ellis            Junior              Forward      6’8”      225      13.1 ppg 7.0 rpg

#0 Frank Mason III   Sophomore     Guard          5’11”     185       12.2 ppg 3.8 rpg

#1 Wayne Selden Jr.  Sophomore      Guard         6’5”       230      10.2 ppg 2.7 rpg

# 12 Kelly Oubre Jr.   Freshman        Guard          5’7”       200      8.5 ppg 4.7 rpg


Probable West Virginia Starters

Name                                 Class              Position       Ht.       Wt.             Stats                                          Notes


#5 Devin Williams      Sophomore      Forward      6’9”      255      11.1 ppg 8.3 rpg     4 double doubles this year in Big 12

#1 Jonathan Holton   Junior               Forward      6’7”       220     8.2 ppg 5.8 rpg    2 time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

#14 Gary Browne        Senior               Guard          6’1”        195      6.8 ppg 1.6 rpg   Leads team in games played with 122

#3 Juan Staten            Senior               Guard          6’1”        190      14.3 ppg 3.1 rpg      2 time Big 12 player of the Week

#4 Daxter Miles Jr.    Freshman         Guard         6’3”        185      6.1 ppg 2.1 rpg   8 games in double figures this season

Keys to Win:

Kansas- Find a way to beat the press, have high scoring and get more chances to score by rebounding. These are all things that have hurt the Mountaineers in their past losses.

West Virginia- Press is their game and shot completion is not. They must use their defense to wear down the Jayhawks offense and get more chances to put up some points. WVU needs more then one player to step-up and have their best game this season.



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