Two teams entering the game with different feelings will square off in the second semifinal Friday night in the Big 12 Championship at Sprint Center. No. 11 West Virginia, who slogged to a 63-53 victory over 10th-seeded Texas, will face a lively Kansas State team that seemingly punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament with a 70-64 victory over Baylor.
Despite the different paths to the game, the two coaches have the same message for their teams.
"Well, we're trying to win," West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. "We didn't get it done in the finals a year ago. (There's) no sense playing if you're not playing to win. So we're trying to win."