Quarterfinal-round action in the 2015 Big 12 Conference Tournament takes place on Thursday, with the first game pitting the fifth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers against the fourth-seeded Baylor Bears.
Guaranteed a finish of fifth place or better in the Big 12 Conference standings, the 20th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers take the floor at WVU Coliseum against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the regular-season final on Saturday afternoon.
Former Mountaineer QB Clint Trickett has been hired as the quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College according to multiple sources. EMCC is coming off a perfect season that ended with the Lions winning their third National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship in the last four years.
As the regular season comes to an end West Virginia currently sits in a three-way for third place in the Big 12 with two games remaining. The two-game gap between the Mountaineers and Kansas means WVU still has a shot a share of the Big 12 regular season title. At 22-7 overall, the Mountaineers are guaranteed to hear their name called on Selection Sunday.
Losers of two straight, the 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys play the first of two games against the West Virginia Mountaineers in a span of two weeks when the teams meet at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday afternoon.