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West Virginia survives Texas Tech’s late push, advances to Big 12 Championship game

The Mountaineer Revenge Tour will make its final stop tomorrow evening in Kansas City against the Jayhawks.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Texas Tech v West Virginia William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

The West Virginia Mountaineers will be playing for the Big 12 Conference Tournament championship for a third consecutive year, this time after a 66-63 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the semifinal round.

West Virginia led by eight points with just over six minutes remaining in the game, but a flurry of shots from the Red Raiders left the game tied at 56-56 just one minute later. The Mountaineers were able to hold off Texas Tech’s comeback, however, and a free throw from Daxter Miles Jr. iced the game.

Miles turned in another great performance, leading the Mountaineers with 22 points. Jevon Carter finished with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Sagaba Konate chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.

The Mountaineers will play the Kansas Jayhawks for the Big 12 Conference Tournament championship on Saturday. That game will tip off at 6:00PM ET and will be televised on ESPN.