WVU earns No. 6 seed, first-round bye at Big 12 Championship

WVU Men's Basketball

Mountaineers, Sooners to meet in quarterfinals

After a wild sequence of events in the Big 12 Conference, WVU men’s basketball knows its seed for the league tournament. 

The Mountaineers will be the No. 6 seed at the Big 12 Championship, after securing a first-round bye thanks to its 76-64 victory over No. 4 Baylor. They’ll face three-seed Oklahoma in the quarterfinals Thursday at 9 p.m. ET in Kansas City. 

West Virginia concludes the regular season in the a three-way tie for third place in Big 12 standings. The Mountaineers would have claimed the three seed in the tournament had TCU not blown a double-digit second half lead to Oklahoma Saturday. The Sooners won that game 78-76, fueled by 41 points from Austin Reaves. 

Kansas is the top seed in the tournament and Baylor is the two seed. No. 7 TCU will play No. 10 Kansas State in one first round game, while No. 8 Oklahoma State will meet No. 9 Iowa State in the other. 

See the official schedule for the Big 12 Championship below:

2020 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sprint Center – Kansas City

Wednesday, March 11NetworkTime
No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Iowa State ESPNU6:00 p.m. CT
No. 7 TCU vs. No. 10 Kansas StateESPNU8:00 p.m. CT
   
Thursday, March 12  
No. 4 Texas vs. No. 5 Texas Tech  ESPN or ESPN211:30 a.m. CT
No. 1 Kansas vs. Game 1 winnerESPN or ESPN21:30 p.m. CT
No. 2 Baylor vs. Game 2 winnerESPN or ESPN26:00 p.m. CT
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 West Virginia ESPN or ESPN28:00 p.m. CT
   
Friday, March 13  
Thursday Afternoon WinnersESPN or ESPN26:00 p.m. CT
Thursday Evening WinnersESPN or ESPN28:00 p.m. CT
   
Saturday, March 14  
Semifinal WinnersESPN5:00 p.m. CT

Times / Networks subject to change
The second game of each session begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game
All games are available via the ESPN App.

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