The 2017 Big 12 Basketball Tournament concludes Saturday with the championship game from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Second-seeded West Virginia will face fourth-seeded Iowa State in the title game at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
West Virginia squeaked out a one-point win over Kansas State on Friday, while Iowa State toppled TCU, 84-63. Top-seeded Kansas was knocked out of the tournament in its first game, losing to TCU on Thursday.
Both the Cyclones and the Mountaineers went 12-6 during conference play, but West Virginia won both head-to-head matchups.
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Thursday, March 9 (Quarterfinals)
FINAL: Iowa State 92, Oklahoma State 83 | Boxscore
FINAL: TCU 85, Kansas 82 | Boxscore
FINAL: West Virginia 63, Texas 53 | Boxscore
FINAL: Kansas State 70, Baylor 64 | Boxscore
Saturday, March 11 (Championship)
FINAL: Iowa State 30, West Virginia 74 | Boxscore
2017 Big 12 Basketball Tournament preview
West Virginia vs. Iowa State, 6 p.m., ESPN
Betting odds: West Virginia -7
West Virginia and Iowa State are meeting for the second time in eight days on Saturday. The Mountaineers are hoping for their third win of the season over the Hawkeyes, a Big 12 title and a chance at a better seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Bob Huggins’ team earned the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, but did not have to face top-seeded Kansas or third-seeded Baylor in Kansas City. Kansas slipped up against eighth-seeded TCU, while Baylor was knocked out by sixth-seeded Kansas State. Those losses take away the opportunity for West Virginia to make another statement win before Selection Sunday, but the Mountaineers could have an easier time cutting down the nets at the Sprint Center.
West Virginia has won six of its last seven games, including wins over Texas and Kansas State during the conference tournament. The full court-pressing, defensive-minded Mountaineers will not be a welcomed sight for anyone who has to face them in the NCAA Tournament, and they could bump up a seed with a win over Iowa State. Currently, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has West Virginia as a No. 4 seed in his latest Bracketology.
West Virginia — which lost in last year’s Big 12 Tournament title game to Kansas — got 23 points from Daxter Miles Jr. in its win over Iowa State on March 3. Miles is one of seven Mountaineers to average at least 6.0 points per game, and West Virginia’s balanced attack is led by Jevon Carter’s 12.9 ppg. Iowa State, meanwhile, has four main scorers.
Meanwhile, the Cyclones get 16.3 points per game from Monte Morris and another 15.8 from Nazareth Mitrou-Long. Deonte Burton chips in 14.8 points per game, while Matt Thomas averages 12.0. In Lunardi’s latest Bracketology, Iowa State was a No. 6 seed in the west region. The Cyclones are heating up at the right time, too. Their loss to West Virginia is the team’s only defeat in its last nine games.