West Virginia (24-10) is scheduled to matchup against Murray St. (26-5) this Friday, March 16th. Tip-off is at 4:00pm ET and the game will be playing live on TNT, streaming available on FuboTV (Free Trial). West Virginia is the favorite at -9.5, 56.1% have picked West Virginia to cover the spread. The over/under for total points scored is 145.5, 100% have picked the under. The moneyline for this game is West Virginia: -540, Murray State: 395 and 72.6% have picked West Virginia to win the game.
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Last Game's Starting Lineups
These were the starting lineups from each team's last game.
|West Virginia||Murray State|
|Jevon Carter (G)||Shaq Buchanan|
|Daxter Miles Jr. (G)||Terrell Miller|
|Esa Ahmad (F)||Ja Morant|
|Wesley Harris (F)||Brion Sanchious|
|Sagaba Konate (F)||Jonathan Stark|
West Virginia Game Summary
West Virginia lost their last game against Kansas on Saturday, March 10th, 81-70. Kansas' Malik Newman led his team to a win with a team-high 20 points. He went 6 for 11 from the field, shooting 54.5%. In 33 minutes, Malik collected 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 6 threes with 2 turnovers. Although West Virginia was defeated, Daxter Miles Jr. fought to keep his team in the game with 25 points, shooting 50% from the field (making 10 of 20 attempts). In 38 minutes, he added 25 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 5 threes with 2 turnovers.
Murray St. Game Summary
Murray State won their last game against Belmont, 68-51 on Saturday, March 3rd. Jonathan Stark (Murray State) scored a team-high 24 points for the winning team, making 10 of 21 attempts from the field for a 47.6% field goal percentage. In 39 minutes, he collected 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 2 threes with 0 turnovers. Kevin McClain led Belmont's team in scoring with 17 points, while shooting 7 of 14 (50%) from the field. In 37 minutes, McClain added to his stat line, 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 threes with 2 turnovers.
I like West Virginia to make a nice run in this tournament, and they won't be slowed down by a Murray State squad who will be overmatched by this Mountaineer squad.
West Virginia: 76
Murray State: 64
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