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5 Things to Know Before WVU vs. No. 3 Kansas



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West Virginia heads into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon in search of their biggest win of the season against No. 3 Kansas. Let’s take a look at five things to know before the game.

First Matchup: Kansas Shot the Lights Out

Kansas came out the gates firing away in a 76-62 win over West Virginia on Jan. 7. The Jayhawks made six of their first seven threes. KU freshman guard Gradey Dick started off 3-of-3 from deep in the first half. Foul trouble led to Dick sitting out some minutes.

Dick finished with 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting. All four of Dick’s field goals came from beyond the arc.

West Virginia couldn’t get anything going on both ends of the floor. WVU shot 35 percent from the field and 20 percent from three.

Mountaineers 0-10 All-Time at the Phog

West Virginia enters Saturday’s game in Lawrence 0-10 all-time at Allen Fieldhouse. The closest game was a 4-point loss in overtime back in 2017.

WVU has defeated Kansas six times in Morgantown from 2014-21.

Lunardi has WVU as ‘Last Four Byes’

Heading into the game, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi kept West Virginia as “last four byes” in his latest bracketology.

Lunardi has WVU with Pitt, Nevada and Memphis in the same category. The Mountaineers are projected to play San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, Nc.

West Virginia will probably move down a spot to “last four in” with a loss to the Jayhawks.

Betting Lines

The spread for the West Virginia-Kansas game is KU -9.5. The over/under is set at 150.

Where to Watch

West Virginia and Kansas will tip off at 4 p.m. inside Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. The Mountaineers and Jayhawks will be on ESPN.

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