The Mustangs and Mountaineers will face off in the first game of the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Monday at 8:30 EST to determine who will be moving on and playing the winner of the Virginia vs Wisconsin game.
Heading into the contest, West Virginia is the slight underdog being given 2.5 points with the over-under set at 144.5.
According to ESPN Analytics’ Matchup Predictor, the Mountaineers have a 62.6% chance to come out victorious.
Southern Methodist has the upper hand in almost every team statistic including points per game, field goal percentage, rebounds per game, assists per game, blocks per game and steals per game.
On average, WVU is holding opponents to fewer points per game (63.0 compared to 65.5)
This will be the first meeting between the two universities in men’s basketball.
The game will be televised on FS1.