Two teams trending in opposite directions square off at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia on Tuesday night.
The Mountaineers had a successful six-game stretch that saw them play against five ranked teams. After losing consecutive games to Oklahoma and Baylor, West Virginia beat Kansas State, but followed that effort by dropping a road game at Iowa State by 20.
But the Mountaineers finished strong, beating conference leading Kansas at home in dramatic fashion by one point and continuing their strong play with a 10-point road victory at Oklahoma State. Juwan Staten led all scorers with 22 points and chipped in seven assists for West Virginia (21-6, 9-5 Big 12), who pulled away with a 13-2 run that established a 41-31 lead in the second half. West Virginia finds itself fourth in the Big 12 standings, two games back of the Kansas Jayhawks.
Texas is playing itself out of an NCAA Tournament at-large bid. After winning three in a row against the bottom teams in the conference (Kansas State, TCU and Texas Tech), the Longhorns had a tough loss at Oklahoma by two points, then couldn’t protect home court against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. Those two games started a five game stretch in which they face ranked opponents. After Tuesday’s game against West Virgina, Texas faces Kansas and Baylor.
There are fewer than 800 West Virginia tickets remaining to Tuesday’s game against the Texas Longhorns. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price is $16 with a walk-in price of $4. Fans from out of town looking to attend the game can review information on Hipmunk.com to find the best way to get to best deals for getting to Morgantown. The best option for fans flying into town would be to look into all Pittsburgh flights as Pittsburgh International is the closest airport. You can also find hotels near Pittsburgh International for less than $100, so you’d be able to stay very close to the airport and get in and out quickly.
The Mountaineers are looking to get revenge from their earlier meeting with the Longhorns on January 17th, where West Virginia lost by 27 points. The Mountaineers shot 24 percent in that game and shot 6 for 20 from 3-point land.