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West Virginia Set To Face Texas Tech With Big 12 Championship Berth On The Line

With a win tonight, the Mountaineers will compete in the Big 12 Conference tournament final for a third consecutive year.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Friday, March 9th, 2018

Tip-Off Time: 9:00 PM ET

Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Texas vs Baylor Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPN2

Streaming Video: WatchESPN

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)

Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineers Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn app for smartphones)

Satellite Radio: SiriusXM 81

ODDS

Spread: West Virginia -1

O/U: 143

Bracketology

MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
ESPN (March 9) 4 Old Dominion Florida/Buffalo San Diego, CA East
CBS (March 9) 4 Buffalo Clemson/South Dakota St. Boise, ID East
SB Nation (March 9) 5 Murray St. Wichita St/Old Dominion Boise, ID East
NBC Sports (March 9) 4 Louisiana Florida/South Dakota St. San Diego, CA South

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Lubbock, Texas

Series History: West Virginia leads the all-time series 11-3

Last Time: No. 20 West Virginia Mountaineers 84, No. 12 Texas Tech Red Raiders 74 on February 26, 2018 in Morgantown

SB Nation Blog: Viva The Matadors

Record: 24-8 (11-7 Big 12)

Texas Tech Bracketology

MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
MEDIA SEED 1ST RD OPPONENT 2ND RD OPPONENT LOCATION REGION
ESPN (March 9) 4 Murray St. Arizona/Louisiana San Diego, CA South
CBS (March 9) 3 Montana Florida/Marquette Dallas, TX East
SB Nation (March 9) 4 Vermont Ohio State/Buffalo San Diego, CA South
NBC Sports (March 9) 4 Old Dominion Ohio State/Murray St. San Diego, CA East

Record in 2016-17: 18-14 (6-12 Big 12)

Head Coach: Chris Beard (2nd Season)

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at West Virginia
Chris Beard’s reaction when he’s offered a chance to get out of West Texas.
Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?

Six. I legitimately feel like there’s something special about this West Virginia team right now. Jevon Carter is giving serious Da’Sean Butler circa 2010 vibes, and we saw Esa Ahmad and Daxter Miles Jr. reach their full potential last night against Baylor. If the Mountaineers can continue that trend, the Big 12 Championship is theirs for the taking.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

The trio of Carter, Miles and Ahmad get some extra help from Sagaba Konate, and the Mountaineers roll on to the Big 12 tournament championship.

West Virginia 77 , Texas Tech 70