WVU Advances to Big 12 Championship

WOAY – West Virginia men’s basketball is headed to the Big 12 Tournament championship game for a third straight year after defeating Texas Tech 66-63.

Like Thursday’s quarterfinal win over Baylor, the Mountaineers fell behind early, but rallied for a 27-26 halftime lead. WVU pulled ahead 56-48 inside the final seven minutes, before the Red Raiders to tie the game at 56. It would remain a close contest to the finish, with Texas Tech’s game-tying shot going off the rim at the buzzer.

Daxter Miles Jr. led WVU with 22 points, while Jevon Carter added 17; Beetle Bolden was the only Mountaineer to score off the bench. Jarrett Culver led Texas Tech led with 16 points.

West Virginia will face Kansas at 6 PM Saturday for the Big 12 Championship. The Jayhawks won both regular season meetings.

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