Friday's game that pits the Arizona Wildcats (21-9) against the West Virginia Mountaineers (19-11) at Xfinity Center has a projected final score of 70-63 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of Arizona, who is the favorite in this matchup by our model. Game time is at 12:00 PM ET on March 17.

The Mountaineers are coming off of a 62-61 loss to Oklahoma State in their last game on Friday.

West Virginia vs. Arizona Game Info

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN

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West Virginia vs. Arizona Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Arizona 70, West Virginia 63

West Virginia Schedule Analysis

  • Against the No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones on February 11, the Mountaineers picked up their best win of the season, a 73-60 home victory.
  • The Mountaineers have tied for the 31st-most Quadrant 1 victories in the country (four), but also have tied for the 35th-most Quadrant 1 losses (nine).
  • Against Quadrant 2 opponents, West Virginia is 4-2 (.667%) -- tied for the 43rd-most wins.
  • When facing Quadrant 3 opponents (according to the RPI), the Wildcats are 7-0 (1.000%) -- tied for the 43rd-most wins.

West Virginia 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 73-60 at home over Iowa State (No. 17/AP Poll) on February 11
  • 74-65 at home over Baylor (No. 36) on January 15
  • 63-52 on the road over Baylor (No. 36) on March 4
  • 49-45 over Georgia (No. 39) on December 20
  • 62-60 at home over Kansas (No. 41) on February 15

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West Virginia Performance Insights

  • The Mountaineers are outscoring opponents by 5.1 points per game, with a +153 scoring differential overall. They put up 66.1 points per game (154th in college basketball) and give up 61 per contest (88th in college basketball).
  • West Virginia scores fewer points in conference play (65.7 per game) than overall (66.1).
  • The Mountaineers are scoring more points at home (71.4 per game) than away (61.6).
  • West Virginia is allowing fewer points at home (57.1 per game) than away (70.5).
  • The Mountaineers have fared worse offensively over their past 10 games, averaging 64.6 points per contest, 1.5 fewer points their than season average of 66.1.