How to watch Texas basketball vs. West Virginia: Odds, matchups, injuries and more

Coming off a career day in the win over Cincinnati on Jan. 9, Dylan Disu and Texas basketball are looking for a second straight Big 12 road win in Morgantown against West Virginia this weekend.
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball / Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

For the final time as Big 12 foes, No. 25 Texas basketball (12-3, 1-1 Big 12) and the West Virginia Mountaineers (5-10, 0-2 Big 12) will meet on the hardwood during the regular season on Jan. 13. Super senior big man Dylan Disu and Texas face a struggling West Virginia squad in the second road game of conference play this weekend.

Head coach Rodney Terry and the Longhorns are coming off a clutch last-minute win in their Big 12 road opener on Jan. 9 against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Senior guard Max Abmas knocked down a game-winning two-point jumper to put Texas up 74-73 against the Bearcats in Cincinnati.

Cincy didn't have any response on the final possession of the game, leading to Texas's first win of Big 12 play by a narrow one-point margin.

West Virginia, meanwhile, has gotten off to a tough start to Big 12 play. The tumultuous offseason, led by the events surrounding the departure of longtime former head coach Bob Huggins, put the Mountaineers basketball program in a turbulent spot heading into this season.

That turbulence for the Mountaineers in the first half of the season is reflected in their record. West Virginia has been blown up by double digits by the Kansas State Wildcats and No. 3 Houston Cougars in its first two games in conference play.

Texas will be looking to avoid the upset bid from West Virginia and get a winning streak going early in conference play when these two teams meet in Morgantown this weekend.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 25 Texas travels to Morgantown to face West Virginia at WVU Coliseum on Jan. 13.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. West Virginia

TV/Live Stream: Big 12 Now/ESPN+

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network/Sirius XM 81

Game time: 5 p.m. CT

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Eric Rothman and Bryndon Manzer will call the matchup between Texas and West Virginia on Big 12 Now/ESPN+ on Jan. 13.

Craig Way and Eddie Oran have the call on the radio broadcast on IMG Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas is 17-10-0 in the all-time series against West Virginia. The Longhorns had plenty of success recently against West Virginia on the hardwood, winning four games in a row and nine of the last 11 in this series. The last meeting between these two teams resulted in a dominant 94-60 win for the Longhorns at the Moody Center in Austin last season.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. West Virginia

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (13.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 4.3 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (17.1 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.5 APG)
  • W/F: Brock Cunningham, Senior (5.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.8 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (11.3 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 1.9 APG)
  • C: Dylan Disu, Senior (14.7 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.0 APG)

West Virginia projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Noah Farrakhan, Senior (13.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.8 APG)
  • G: Kerr Kriisa, Senior (9.7 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 5.7 APG)
  • W/F: RaeQuan Battle, Senior (21.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 0.8 APG)
  • F: Quinn Slazinski, Senior (14.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.1 APG)
  • F: Akok Akok, Senior (4.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 0.6 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. West Virginia

The only player Texas missed in the last couple of games was redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick. Shedrick missed the Cincinnati game due to an upper-body injury.

A UT spokesman reportedly said on Jan. 13 that Shedrick is a game-time decision due to the back injury that caused him to miss the Cincinnati game on Jan. 9.

Disu is expected to start at the five for the second consecutive game.

Texas basketball vs. West Virginia: Prediction and odds for Jan. 13

Texas is a 6.5-point favorite against West Virginia on Jan. 13, and the Longhorns are favored in the moneyline (-250) over the Mountaineers (+202), per FanDuel. The over/under is 145.5 points.

West Virginia is the No. 143 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 34th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 73 percent chance of beating West Virginia and projects the final score of this game to be 75-68 in favor of the Longhorns.

West Virginia has struggled mightily on both ends of the floor this season. The Mountaineers rank 302nd of 362 Division 1 teams in offensive rating and 285th in defensive rating. Battle (the team's leading scorer) and the Mountaineers have struggled with shooting efficiency on both ends to open up conference play.

In the last two games, West Virginia has shot below 40 percent from the field while both opponents have shot better than 53 percent from the field against them. Houston and Kansas State also completely outclassed in the battle on the boards and protecting the rim.

Texas has an opportunity to get its most complete win of the Big 12 slate thus far against West Virginia this weekend. Terry's squad hasn't been able to muster a complete 40-minute effort in its first two games of Big 12 play.

If the Longhorns can get the win on Jan. 13 against West Virginia, it has a shot to build a solid winning streak before the conference slate gets more challenging in mid-to-late January.

Texas faces two unranked squads in West Virginia and the UCF Knights in the next two contests before a four-game gauntlet against four ranked opponents (Baylor, Oklahoma, BYU, and Houston), two of which come on the road.

Final score prediction: Texas-78, West Virginia-62

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