Hoops du Jour

SFU women at West Virginia

Tipoff: 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

Records: Saint Francis (0-1); West Virginia (0-0).

Coaches: Keila Whittington is 0-1 in her first season at Saint Francis; Mike Carey is 393-205 in his 19th year at West Virginia and is 681-307 in 32nd year overall.

Internet stats, audio and TV: www.wvusports.com

Notes: West Virginia leads the all-time series 5-0 with the most recent meeting coming on Dec. 29, 2014 — a 101-46 Mountaineer win … The game will help raise money for pediatric cancer at it’s been billed as “Lace Up For Pediatric Cancer” game … This is the second straight year that Saint Francis will play a Big 12 opponent as they traveled to Baylor last season … Junior guard Jenna Mastellone led the Red Flash with eight points in the opener against Virginia Tech … Mountaineers senior guard Tynice Martin has been suspended from team activities since Aug. 3 and is still out indefinitely … Former UConn and Penn State player De’Janae Boykin underwent season-ending foot surgery recently and will miss the entire season for WVU … West Virginia was picked to finish third in the Big 12.

Mirror prediction: West Virginia 102, Saint Francis 43

Comment: The Mountaineers are getting votes in both the AP poll (71) and the USA Today/WBCA poll (54). They’re also getting my vote to win this game.

Mirror prediction record: 1-0

— Nate Ritchey


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