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5 Things to Know Before WVU vs. Morehead State



West Virginia will host Morehead State on Monday night at the WVU Coliseum. Let’s take a look at five things to know before the game.

Morehead State Comes in as Ohio Valley Conference Favorites

The last time WVU faced off against Morehead State was in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. WVU head coach Bob Huggins recorded his No. 900th win in Indianapolis that night. MSU head coach Preston Spradlin is back for the Eagles with a different look.

Leading scorer Johni Broome transferred to Auburn over the offseason. West Virginia will see Broome with the Tigers later in the season. The Eagles also lost guards Ta’Lon Cooper (Minnesota) and Skyelar Potter (Jacksonville State). Sprandlin and his staff brought in Jalen Hawkins from Norfolk State and Jordan Lathon from Milwaukee.

Morehead State was voted as the preseason Ohio Valley Conference favorites.

Will West Virginia be Sluggish After the Pitt Win?

Friday night’s blowout win over Pitt was great for the program. Despite it being a Jeff Capel-led Pitt team, West Virginia came into the Petersen Events Center and dominated majority of the game, winning 81-56. The team played well despite it being the second game with a whole new look from last season. Can the Mountaineers take care of business at home on Tuesday night or will it be a struggle?

Players to Watch Tonight

  • Joe Toussaint
  • Mohamed Wague

Toussaint and Wague had great first weeks with the Mountaineers. Toussaint averaged 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals against Mount St. Mary’s and Pitt. Wague, a sophomore forward, recorded 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in his debut week with WVU.

Other players that West Virginia fans should look out for tonight: Josiah Harris, James Okonkwo and Seth Wilson.

Betting Lines

The spread for the West Virginia-Morehead State game is -19.0 WVU. The over/under is set at 134.5.

Where to Watch

West Virginia and Morehead State will tip off at 7 p.m. inside the WVU Coliseum on Tuesday. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN+. Mountaineer Sports Network will broadcast the game on the radio, with Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs once again calling WVU games for the entirety of this season.

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