Kansas State University

Kansas State-West Virginia basketball lineups, tipoff time, TV info and a prediction

West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins argued a call in the first half of the University of Kansas and West Virginia University Big 12 Tournament Championship game at the Sprint Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.
West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins argued a call in the first half of the University of Kansas and West Virginia University Big 12 Tournament Championship game at the Sprint Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri. skeyser@kcstar.com

Here are projected starters with TV and radio information for the Kansas State Wildcats vs. the West Virginia Mountaineers Big 12 basketball game on Monday at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va.

When/where: 8 p.m., Monday, WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.

TV/radio: ESPN, KQAM (1480 AM) in Wichita, KCSP (610 AM) in Kansas City

Projected lineups:

P

No.

Kansas State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

14

Makol Mawien

6-9

Jr.

6.5

G

0

Mike McGuirl6-2So.3.3

G

23Xavier Sneed6-5Jr.10.0

G

5

Barry Brown

6-3

Sr.15.4

G

3

Kamau Stokes

6-0

Sr.10.3

P

No.

West Virginia

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

1

Derek Culver6-10Fr.11.7

F

15

Lamont West6-8Jr.9.8

G

14

Chase Harler

6-3Jr.4.7

G

10

Jermaine Haley6-7Jr.3.8

G

2

Brandon Knapper6-0Fr.5.4

About Kansas State (19-6, 9-3 Big 12): The Wildcats are coming off their first Big 12 loss since early January. K-State saw its nine-game conference winning streak come to an end with a 78-64 defeat against Iowa State on Saturday in which the Cyclones were red hot from the outside. Dean Wade was not at 100 percent during that game and he is unlikely to play against West Virginia because of a soft-tissue injury on his right foot. That means K-State will have to take on West Virginia without its star senior forward. Expect Mike McGuirl to replace him in the starting lineup, giving K-State a small lineup. But Levi Stockard should also see increased minutes at forward.

About West Virginia (10-15, 2-10 Big 12): The Mountaineers are playing like one of the worst teams in Big 12 history right now. West Virginia is down several key players this season and seems to have thrown in the towel on the season. It has lost 11 of its last 13 games, including the past three by blowout margins. Kansas whooped WVU 78-53 on Saturday. Bob Huggins hasn’t lost to K-State at home since 2013, but his team will be a big underdog on Big Monday.

Prediction: WVU Coliseum has been a nightmare factory for the Wildcats in recent years, but the haunted house should turn into an amusement park for them on Monday. Even without Dean Wade and Cartier Diarra they should be able to comfortably defeat the short-handed Mountaineers. Kansas State 68, West Virginia 57.

Don't have a KC Star subscription? Help support our sports coverage

If you already subscribe to The Star, thanks for your support. If not, our digital sports-only subscription is just $30 per year. It's your ticket to everything sports in Kansas City ... and beyond, and helps us produce sports coverage like this.

Related stories from Wichita Eagle

Kellis Robinett covers Kansas State athletics for The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star. A winner of more than a dozen national writing awards, he lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

  Comments