The nightcap in the 2014 Big 12 Tournament’s second round sees the No. 3 Texas Longhorns (22-9) matched up against the No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers (17-14) from the Sprint Center.
Texas took both of the regular season meetings over West Virginia, winning by 11 and 16 points, respectively. Texas won 80-69 in Morgantown on Jan. 11 behind Javan Felix who poured in 19 points and Cameron Ridley who had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
West Virginia was unable to win in Austin on Feb. 15 when the Longhorns cruised to an 88-71 victory as five players scored in double figures as the team shot 58 percent from the field.
Neither team finished entirely strong down the stretch as Texas and West Virginia each lost four of their last six games, but each is coming off a win in their regular season finale as Texas knocked off a hot Oklahoma State team and West Virginia upset regular season conference champ Kansas.
This afternoon’s contest should be a close one and here’s how you can watch all the action live on Friday between Texas and West Virginia:
Date: Mar. 13
Start Time: 9:30 PM ET
Location: Kansas City
Arena: Sprint Center
Live Stream: ESPN3/Watch ESPN App
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