West Virginia Guard Jevon Carter Notes Grandmother "Was Watching Over Me" In Win Over Oklahoma

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Twenty-six points, including six 3-pointers. A win over a team that had defeated it twice in the regular season. A pulse-pounding ending that included an official wave-off of an apparent last-second shot. Through it all, West Virginia's Jevon Carter felt the presence of his grandmother, whose birthday was the same day as the Mountaineers' 69-67 win over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship semi-finals.

Jevon Carter credited his late grandmother for being a guiding presence as West Virginia took down Oklahoma. After taking game scoring honors, he discussed that while dedicating the win to her as well as the entire Mountaineer Nation.

"She was on my shoulders the whole time. She was just watching over me," Carter said. "This one was for her, our team for our state and for our fans. It was for everybody."

In the video below, Carter also discussed the emotions he went through in the agonizing final minutes while officials determined that Buddy Hield's heave from midcourt came just a fraction of a second too late.

Kevin Kinder \ BlueGoldNews.com

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