The WVU basketball team is one and won.
The Mountaineers began their trek to the Big 12 Championship with a quarterfinals win over TCU on Thursday in Kansas City. The Horned Frogs already had one game under their belt, and some confidence after knocking off Texas Tech on Wednesday. But the No. 10 seed was no match for the No. 2 seed WVU basketball team.
Coming into the game, the Horned Frogs had something the Mountaineers didn’t, which was a win in the Big 12 Tournament. In West Virginia’s four years in the league, they finally won a tournament contest.
"“It’s our first time being in the Big 12 – to get a win in the tournament – so I guess that’s somewhat of an accomplishment,” said junior forward Devin Williams. “But we are here to win a championship, so, all we can do is just use this to move forward and clean up what we did today and move forward.”"
The Mountaineers didn’t need this win to earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament. They have already been a lock for the ‘big dance’ for two months. But, like the 2010 team that advanced to the Final Four, a conference championship is also a goal.
Here’s a deeper look at how the Mountaineers lived to see another day in Kansas City.
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