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Big 12 Conference Tournament Final: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas Jayhawks, live game thread, updates and more

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Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers take on the Jayhawks for the 2018 Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship

When, Where, and How To Watch

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 6:00PM ET

Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

How to Watch: ESPN or WatchESPN

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Game Notes

  • The Kansas Jayhawks lead the all-time series, 9-4. The Jayhawks won the most recent game of the series, 77-69 over the West Virginia Mountaineers in Lawrence, Kansas on February 17, 2018.
  • West Virginia has won 13 postseason conference tournaments: Southern (10), Atlantic 10 (2) and Big East (1). WVU is 13-11 in conference championship games. WVU’s last conference championship title was the Big East in 2010.
  • Bob Huggins has posted a 44-19 mark in conference tournaments, including 10 championships in four different leagues.
  • WVU has reached the finals of the Big 12 Championship in 2016 (lost to the Kansas Jayhawks) and 2017 (lost to the Iowa State Cyclones).
  • Jevon Carter was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row. He became the fourth Big 12 Player (first guard) to win Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors twice.
  • Carter was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team for the fourth consecutive year, joining Purdue’s Chris Kramer (2007- 10) and Ohio State’s Aaron Craft (2011-14) as the only major conference players to do so.
  • Carter was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First Team, while Sagaba Konate was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team and Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
  • West Virginia has recorded its 32nd 20-win season in school history. Bob Huggins has 29 20-win seasons (8 at WVU) in 36 seasons.
  • Carter is a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award and was named to the final 20 for the John Wooden Player of the Year award.
  • Sagaba Konate has already posted 106 blocks this season. He had 53 his entire freshman season a year ago. Konate has had at least five blocks in nine games this season, one of three players nationally to complete that feat.
  • In the latest NCAA stats, WVU ranks second in turnover margin (5.5), is ninth in forced turnovers (16.7), is 14th in steals per game (8.1) and is fourth in offensive rebounds per game (14.2). West Virginia is forcing its opponents to turn it over on 23.1 percent of their possessions, second in the country.
  • The Mountaineers have won 77 of their last 79 games when holding opponents to 69 points or less.
  • VegasInsider.com has Kansas as a 1 point favorite, with the over set at 154.5 total points.

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