Let's look ahead to the Mountaineers first Big 12 trip to Hilton Coliseum, as well as their first-ever Big 12 road game with a student section, because their trip to Texas was over break. The game is at 8:00pm on Wednesday, nationally televised on ESPN2. WVU's record is 8-7 overall, 1-2 in conference play. (ISU is 11-4, 1-1.) The Mountaineers lost to Oklahoma at home 67-57, won in overtime at Texas, and are just coming off of a tough 65-64 home loss to Kansas State. They also lost a nonconference game to Oklahoma - a leftover game scheduled as a Big East member - back in November. I'm looking forward to a rowdy Hilton and hope the students show up - after all, not too many excuses to miss during the first week of classes. I'll say the good guys come out a little flat but pull away somewhat comfortably in the second half for a 79-68 victory.