Taking a look at their history, the Mountaineers and Longhorns are evenly matched with West Virginia’s 1,716 wins ranking 23rd all time, and their 27 NCAA Tournament appearances ranks 26th.
Texas has 1,745 wins, and that puts them 17th all time. The Longhorns have made 33 NCAA Tournament appearances, which is 11th best in College Basketball History.
Since 1950, the Mountaineers and Longhorns have only met 12 times, with Texas holding an 8-4 record including an 85-78 win the last time they met.
On paper, this one is a mis-match. West Virginia leads in most statistical categories including rebounds, field goal Percentage, points against, and the Mountaineers are scoring more than 20 points per game more than Texas.
One player to watch for West Virginia is Nathan Adrian. In West Virginia’s take-down of Baylor, Adrian had 22 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals.
For Texas, it’s freshman center Jarrett Allen. Allen was Scout’s No. 3 rated Center in the Class of 2016 and he showed why with 18 points, nine boards, two blocks and a steal his last time out against TCU.