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5 Things to Know Before WVU vs. No. 15 TCU



West Virginia heads to Fort Worth, Texas, for their second matchup with No. 15 TCU on Tuesday night. Let’s take a look at five things to know before the game.

West Virginia Looks to Sweep

WVU defeated TCU back on Jan. 18 in a must-win situation in Morgantown. Mountaineers led by 18 in the first half but the Horned Frogs made a comeback to cut the lead to two points with just a few minutes left in the game. West Virginia closed the game behind Kedrian Johnson and Joe Toussaint. Since the win, West Virginia has won two out of their last three.

West Virginia looks to sweep TCU for the first time since the 2020-21 season.

TCU Dealing with Injuries

The Horned Frogs enter Tuesday’s game dealing with injuries. Leading scorer Mike Miles will miss the game due to a knee injury suffered in the Mississippi State game over the weekend. Miles, the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, got an MRI following the game and will not miss the remainder of the season. But, Miles will miss the second matchup against West Virginia.

TCU big man Eddie Lampkin sprained his ankle against Kansas two weekends ago and missed the SEC/Big 12 Challenge against Mississippi State. Lamkpin’s status against WVU is unknown. The sophomore big averages 7.7 points and 6.8 rebounds.

Mountaineers on a Roll

West Virginia has gone 3-1 in their last four games and the team has gotten back on a roll.

“I think we’re at the point where we’re getting fairly good at what we do,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins said.

WVU has had bench players Joe Toussaint, Seth Wilson and James Okonkwo step up in crucial moments during their winning ways of late. Kedrian Johnson and Erik Stevenson have both had 20-point performances over the past two weeks.

The Mountaineers look to pick up another big win on Tuesday night that would help their NCAA Tournament odds.

Betting Lines

The spread for the West Virginia-TCU game is TCU -2.0. The over/under is set at 143.0.

Where to Watch

West Virginia and TCU will tip off at 9 p.m. inside the Schollmaier Arena on Tuesday. ESPNU will carry the broadcast.

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