No. 9 West Virginia vs Northeastern will face-off at the WVU Coliseum in on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. ET with live streaming on ESPN+. Fans can also stream the action at MSN, 100.9 FM and TuneIn and can do so from the comfort of their homes use the Amazon Fire TV or Firestick.
Last time out, Northeastern fell 76-58 at Georgia, while West Virginia was defeated by No. 3 Kansas last week, which saw them falling to No. 9 in the latest AP rankings.
The last time Northeastern visited West Virginia was Nov. 29, 2003, with the Huskies, led by current Mountaineers assistant coach Ron Everhart, won the game 91-84.
This game was a late addition to West Virginia’s schedule after COVID-19 forced the initial fixture against Buffalo to canceled.
Northeastern (1-4) is on a three-game losing streak entering this game, but point guard Tyson Walker, who is averaging 17.0 points and 5.6 assists per game, is expected to be a handful for the home side.
“Their point guard is terrific,” Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins said. “I think everything starts and stops with him. They do a great job in their ball-screen series, which is good for us to be able to spend time and work on.
“He’s really good with the ball-screen stuff. He splits it and he drags it out. He can stop behind it and shoot it. He does a lot of really good things.”
West Virginia sophomore guard Deuce McBride also believes Walker must be fully contained.
“They really like to keep the ball in his hands a lot,” McBride noted. “It’s going to be tough for our defense.
“We’re going to try and deny him the ball, obviously, and try and make his life as hard as we can.”