We're 2 days away from the "Battle for Route 88" as West Liberty and Wheeling Jesuit get together for the first of 2 annual meetings on the hardwood.
The running-Hilltoppers come into the game riding a 14-game wining streak, and are spending a seventh straight week at No.1 in the country.
Wheeling Jesuit is 6-7 and has lost four straight games, but they've all been close by five points or less.
Nevertheless, it'll be battle like it always is when these two Ohio County rivals get together.
Thursday's tip off is 7:30 p.m. from the McDonough Center, following the women's game. The West Lib men won both meetings last year. Jesuit did upset then No.1 ranked West Liberty two years ago.