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Five Things to Know Before WVU vs. TCU

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With West Virginia completing their regular season schedule on Saturday, let’s take a look at five things to know before the TCU game.

Seven Players Will Walk on Senior Day

On Saturday, seven West Virginia seniors will walk onto the floor, being honored before the game. Taz Sherman, Gabe Osabuohien, Malik Curry, Dimon Carrigan and Pauly Paulicap will be honored as fifth-year seniors, with Sean McNeil and Kedrian “Keddy” Johnson honored as traditional seniors. McNeil and Johnson will have the option to return to WVU next season.

Sherman reflected on his three years at West Virginia.

“The teammates that I’ve been around, the diversity, the different types of people that I’ve been able to meet since I got here. I feel like relationships and friendships are more important than basketball,” Sherman said. Being able to have those type of conversations 20 years from now with your former teammates about the fun we had.”

West Virginia Looks to Avoid Longest Losing Streak Under Bob Huggins

Since WVU head coach Bob Huggins was hired in 2007, the Mountaineers have never lost eight-straight games. The longest losing streaks were seven games in 2013 and twice in 2022.

West Virginia was 13-2 in mid-January and has gone 1-14 in their last 15 games.

Sounds Like No Lineup Changes After Tease

Over the last couple of games, Huggins has teased lineup changes, saying that he only wants to play players that want to give it their all and not pout.

“What am I going to line up and change,” Huggins questioned on Friday.

It seems as if Huggins is tired of trying to motivate this team to change their attitude. Huggins left the film room on Thursday and told the team to watch it without him. The Hall of Fame finalist instead met with the freshmen and talked with them about committing to the program going forward.

Betting Lines

The spread for the West Virginia and TCU game is -2.5 WVU. The WVU money line is -140.

The over/under is 136.5.

How to Watch and Listen

You can watch West Virginia take on TCU on Saturday, at 2 p.m., on ESPN+. The Big 12 matchup will take place inside the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

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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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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