With the win and an Oklahoma State loss Saturday, the Mountaineers earned the No. 6 seed in the tournament and a bye on the first day. But with that six seed, West Virginia drew a No. 3 Texas team that is one of the two Big 12 teams it has yet to find a way to win against this season.
The Mountaineers beat every team at least once this season, with the exception of the Longhorns and Oklahoma State. WVU fell to Texas 80-69 in Morgantown before losing 88-71 in Austin a few weeks later. The two will square off for the third time this season at 8:30 CST with a spot in the Big 12 semifinals on the line.
At 17-14 for the season, it's likely that West Virginia will still be in need of at least one more victory before it has a good chance of earning an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.
The team that wins that Thursday matchup will move on to face either No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 7 Baylor or No. 10 TCU - a game that will be played right before WVU-Texas in the Sprint Center.
Iowa State and Kansas State will kick the action off Thursday at 11:30 a.m. CST, followed by No. 1-seed Kansas against the winner of Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
Oklahoma and the winner of Baylor and TCU will be the first game of the evening session with WVU and Texas as the nightcap.
The Thursday afternoon winners will go against each other at 6 p.m. CST on Friday with the evening winners from the night before taking the court after them.
The Big 12 Conference title game will be at 8 p.m. CST on Saturday, March 15.