Bucknell will be looking to take advantage of a West Virginia team that hasn’t been on top of its game lately when the schools meet Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 4 Mountaineers, who earned the nickname “Press Virginia” for their stingy defense, face the No. 13 Bison, but they’re not guaranteed a trip to the Round of 32. Bucknell dominated its way through the Patriot League to the tune of a 15-3 conference record and a league title, finishing out its season with six straight wins.
West Virginia has to get back to playing its top-five caliber defense if it doesn’t want to wind up being upset in the tournament for the second year in a row.
Here’s how you can watch.
When: Thursday, March 16, at 2:45 p.m. ET
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