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Big 12 Tournament First Round Game Thread: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Join us in running commentary as it's officially do or die time for the Mountaineers basketball season.

Well, it all comes down to this...the West Virginia Mountaineers need to go on a four game tear, the likes of which not many of us have seen in our fandom. Anything short of that and the NIT isn't even a likely destination for Huggs and the Mountaineer cagers. First round action of the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Kansas City's Sprint Center tips off tonight with the bottom four teams vying for spots in tomorrow's quarterfinals. If WVU can manage a victory tonight, the reward is a dance with the Kansas Jayhawks. Thus is the life when you finish eighth in the conference.

Television coverage is being provided by the Big 12 Network (including MASN, Altitude and CSN California) & ESPN3 at 7 pm ET. So, find a warm, dry, comfortable spot, grab yourself a favorite beverage or threeve, and join in on the running commentary, random observations, silly images, .gifs, snark, wit, bitches, complaints, moans, groans, cheers, celebration and jubilation in the comments section below.

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