West Virginia has the opportunity to secure a 7-seed in the Big 12 Conference Tournament next week if they defeat No. 11 Kansas State on Saturday.
WVU will need help from Texas Tech, who will have to beat Oklahoma State as well. If both scenarios happen, West Virginia would beat OSU in the tiebreaker for the 7-seed. West Virginia or Oklahoma State would play 10-seed Oklahoma next Wednesday night.
If WVU loses to K-State, the Mountaineers will get the eight or nine seed.
For those that have been asking:
If West Virginia wins and Oklahoma State loses on Saturday, WVU would win the tiebreaker for the 7-seed in the Big 12 tournament
— Ethan Bock (@ethanbock_) February 28, 2023
West Virginia currently stands at 6-11 in conference play while Oklahoma State is 7-10. The Cowboys are currently on a five-game losing streak, which includes an 18-point loss to WVU. The tiebreaker would be based on records against the top Big 12 opponents. Going down the line, WVU would be 1-1 against Kansas State if they win on Saturday, while Oklahoma State lost both times to the Wildcats.
WVU currently stands as one of the “last four byes” according to ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. The Mountaineers picked up their biggest win of the season in Ames against Iowa State earlier in the week. West Virginia needs just one more win before Selection Sunday to solidify their NCAA Tournament hopes.
Get WVSN in your mailbox!
West Virginia Included in College Football 2025 Video Game
Report: JJ Wetherholt Ruled Out For Weekend Series at Charlotte
WV Sports Now Daily Notebook – February 22
Ex-WVU F Mohamed Wague Receives Backlash for Rough Play
WVU Women’s Basketball Loses OT Heartbreaker at Kansas State
2025 WVU Football QB Commit Booked for Official Visit
Several NFL Teams Showing Interest in WVU OL Product Doug Nester
National CFB Analyst Ranks WVU Football as ‘Tier 3’ Program in New Big 12
West Virginia Making Effort to Land Michigan Top Transfer Safety Keon Sabb
College Football Analyst Makes Bold Statement About Garrett Greene
Postgame Reaction to WVU’s Home Win Over UCF
Watch: Rasheed Marshall Guides Garrett Greene on WVU QB History Lesson in Honor of Black History Month
Watch: WVU’s Josh Eilert Previews UCF Game
Oklahoma HC Jenny Baranczyk Rants About Attendance for WVU Women’s Basketball Games
Postgame Reaction to WVU’s Home Loss to Baylor
Breaking Down WVU Football’s Committments for 2024
12shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsWith some new recruits announcing commitments to the WVU football program this week, the 2024 class...
Complete List of High School Recruits Offered by WVU Football
10shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsTo say the WVU football program has been putting in a lot of recruiting work since...
Transfer Players Who Have Signed with West Virginia Football
7shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsSince the Mountaineers have been increasingly active in pursuing transfers lately and there’s an important distinction...