Three Guys Before The Game

Three Guys Before The Game

Three Guys Before The Game is the most listened to podcast covering West Virginia University football and basketball. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe and Hoppy Kercheval talk all things Mountaineers.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 73 min
The Mountaineer basketball team opens an unexpected four-game home stand Saturday when Kansas State visits the Coliseum.

No. 10 West Virginia can not only close the regular season with 20 wins, but they can also deliver coach Bob Huggins his 900th coaching victory.

On this episode, the "Guys" recap Tuesday's win over TCU and preview the matchup with a Kansas State team that's won two straight to snap a 13-game losing ...
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It's a review and preview episode of Three Guys Before The Game.

No. 10 West Virginia jumped three spots in the latest AP rankings following its 19-point comeback Saturday at Texas.

Next up for WVU is the second game in its three-game Texas road swing Tuesday at TCU.

On this episode, the "Guys" dive into the Mountaineers improbable win over the Longhorns and preview the matchup with TCU.

The Horned Frogs and Mountainee...
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The Mountaineer basketball team is about to begin its version of the Texas three-step with three games over six days starting at the University of Texas on Saturday.

The Mountaineers, who have been off since last Saturday's double-overtime loss to Oklahoma, will try to avenge a last-second 72-70 loss to Texas in Morgantown last month.

WVU will continue the Texas swing with games at TCU on Tuesday and a meeting with No. 2 Baylor...
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There are less than three weeks remaining  in the college basketball regular season, but the schedule remains a mystery.

West Virginia, who has seven games to play, learned Monday that its postponed game at Baylor will be played Thursday, February 25.  But what about the other dates?

The Mountaineers aren't scheduled to play until Saturday at Texas.  However, COVID and winter weather problems means that schedule adjustments could...
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The Mountaineer basketball team has a special opportunity on Saturday.

A victory over No. 12 Oklahoma would give WVU three straight wins over nationally ranked teams. The last time a Mountaineer did that was in 1957 when Jerry West guided West Virginia to consecutive victories over No. 19 Richmond, No. 5 Kentucky and No. 1 North Carolina.

Can the new-look Mountaineers beat the Sooners? The "Guys" breakdown the matchup and ...
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A victory over Kansas, a road trip to Lubbock, and two more games postponed.

The 2020-21 season for the No. 14 West Virginia University basketball team continues to be memorable for so many reasons.

On this episode, Brad, Tony and Hoppy discuss the significance of Saturday's victory over the Jayhawks and preview Tuesday's trip to Texas Tech.

The "Guys" also react to the announcement that next week's two games a...
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The West Virginia University basketball team is about to travel a road no other has ever navigated.

Saturday's showdown with Kansas begins a stretch of six consecutive games with teams ranked in the Top 25. The previous record was four straight games against ranked teams that took place in 2014.

On this episode, the "Guys" discuss Tuesday's hold-on win against Iowa State and preview the rematch with the Jayhawks. K...
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Looking back and looking forward is the theme of this episode of Three Guys Before The Game.

The "Guys" peel back the layers of why WVU lost to Florida and preview Tuesday's game at Iowa State.

Despite last week's win over No. 10 Texas Tech, the Mountaineers plummeted six spots in the Associated Press poll this week, falling to No. 17.

Can the Mountaineers bounce back in Ames? Will WVU be ready for Saturday's home ...
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The West Virginia University basketball team will shoot for its third win in seven days Saturday when they host Florida in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Bob Huggins' team has restarted the season with a blowout win at Kansas State and a dramatic last-second victory over No. 10 Texas Tech.

Now what? That's the question the "Guys" discuss in detail on this special Gators and Hogs episode. Brad Howe breaks down the anal...
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Things are going to get busy for the West Virginia University basketball team.

After not playing for two weeks, the Mountaineers will play two games in three days.

WVU hosts Texas Tech in a Big Monday showdown of nationally rated teams Monday night.

On this episode, the "Guys" review Saturday's record-setting victory over Kansas State and preview the Texas Tech matchup.

Join the crew again Thursday for a preview of Satu...
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It’s time to tip-off the Mountaineer basketball season again.

WVU’s two-week COVID related stoppage ends Saturday when the Mountaineers visit Kansas State. Just how will the team respond? Will Bob Huggins’ team be rested or rusty?

The “Guys” offer their thoughts on the restart and give a breakdown of a young Kansas State team.

Listener questions cover a multitude of topics including, you guessed it, boar-hunting.

Join Brad, Hoppy a...
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West Virginia University's unique basketball season has just become more unusual.

The Big 12 Conference announced schedule revisions on Monday that will send the Mountaineers on a four-game in eight-day February stretch that includes back-to-back games against Baylor.

After playing No. 2 Baylor in Morgantown on February 15, WVU will play three straight games in Texas.

The revised schedule is the result of WVU's three-game p...
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The West Virginia University basketball team is in an unprecedented delay of its season.

COVID-19 will keep WVU on hold until at least January 23rd when the Mountaineers meet Kansas State.

Despite the interruption, the Senator (Brad Howe) reveals a mind-numbing statistic on the Mountaineers defense when it comes to open shots. That stat is just one of many the "Guys" analyze and discuss as they look toward a resumption in ...
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COVID-19 has halted the WVU basketball season.

Positive tests within the program led to the postponement of Tuesday's game at Baylor and leaves Saturday's date with TCU in question.

On this episode, the "Guys" discuss what it all means and look back to Saturday's heart-breaking defeat to Texas. The crew also gives their take on Oscar Tshiebwe's decision to enroll at the University of Kentucky.

Listener ques...
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The Mountaineer basketball team is about to embark on its most difficult two-game challenge of the season.

WVU hosts No. 4 Texas Saturday before traveling to Waco, TX for Tuesday's game with No. 2 Baylor.

Are the Mountaineers up to the challenge? Can they recapture their efficiency displayed in the final 11 minutes of Monday's 19-point comeback victory at Oklahoma State. Those answers along with the latest on Oscar Tshieb...
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It will go down as one of the great comebacks in West Virginia basketball history.

WVU overcame a 19-point deficit in the final 11 minutes to stun Oklahoma State 87-84.

How did it happen? Now what? Will the victory serve as a needed catalyst for the reconfigured Mountaineers?

Those questions and many more are answered by the "Guys" who try to put the Stillwater Stunner into perspective.

Join them again Thursday for their...
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West Virginia's football team ended its most improbable season with a bowl victory on the last day of a year that no one will forget.

The Mountaineers erasing an 11-point second-half deficit was a major accomplishment, but to do that with quarterback Austin Kendall who had not appeared in a game in 110 days, will go down as one of the all-time memories in Mountaineer bowl history.
Kendall successfully led two touchdown drives w...
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The Mountaineer football team is hoping to end an unforgettable season with a positive memory.

Thursday's date with Army in the Liberty Bowl provides both schematic and mental challenges for a WVU team that hopes to take a momentum gaining victory into the off-season.

The 9-2 Black Knights present a unique option attack that keeps the ball away from opposing teams. Can the Mountaineers slow down the option? Will the Mountain...
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It was not the Christmas gift the Mountaineer basketball had hoped to receive. Tuesday's loss at Allen Fieldhouse sends No. 7 WVU into the holidays with a 7-2 record.

What went wrong? Brad Howe, Hoppy Kercheval and Tony Caridi breakdown the loss in Lawrence and look ahead to next week's Liberty Bowl date with Army.

Listener questions and comments run the gamut from hoops to football and boar hunting. Yes, boar-hunting agai...
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It’s a combo episode as the “Guys” preview the Mountaineers Big 12 opener at Kansas and the football invite to the Liberty Bowl.

Is this the year WVU breaks the curse of Allen Fieldhouse? Is mental preparation the biggest key in the bowl game?

Brad, Hoppy and Tony also answer listener questions and thoughts on all things Mountaineers.

Join them again Wednesday for a Kansas recap.
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