OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The ending wasn’t what coach Mike Carey wanted, but West Virginia’s 74-71 loss to Baylor in the Big 12 tournament championship game shouldn’t damage his team’s NCAA seeding.

The Mountaineers (29-4) project to be a No. 2 or No. 3 seed when the NCAA field is announced next Monday.

Watch Carey’s postgame news conference and hear from players Asya Bussie, Bria Holmes and Averee Fields following WVU’s narrow loss to the Lady Bears (29-4).

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  • Mister Man

    Doesn't everyone know the Big 12 does not have its own refs?

  • peleliu

    Base line ref didn't even make the call.
    Keep going gals you are a credit to our state, its very clear your attitude has taken you all to a high altitude! Keep on grinding on defense.

  • Mountain Navy

    The last call was really bad. She did not even touch that girl the announcers said the same thing. The refs stole this one.

    • rj

      Totally agree! It seems these Big 12 refs give the calls to the "Old Guard" teams and give the new kids on the block the "Royal Shaft!" Been the same in the man's group also. It is a shame that refs have to be bias. Lousy!!Girls you have nothing to hang your head about, hard to beat the zebras and Baylor. There is always the NCAA! Go Eer's.

      • Mister Man

        There are no Big 12 refs.

  • tony riggs

    what really was surprising was how they really contained aysa.

  • Ann in Virginia

    Congratulations on a great season Lady Mountaineers. Although the outcome of the title game wasn't what we all hoped for, you made us proud to be Mountaineers. Take this loss and grow stronger becasue your season is NOT over....best of luck in the NCAA tournament...we'll be watching/cheering from Virginia...West is best!!!!!

  • Baldeagle

    Great game ladies, keep your heads up nothing to be sad about. Great season so far and more to come, build on this loss and who knows, final four or better.


    74-71 is a good game ! Great Job Mountaineer Ladies!!! with a little luck and some good play how knows, maybe a national champion ship is in your future, dig a little deeper, play a little harder & pray more and longer... and hey it's not over till the Fat man is singing!!!! Love you girls (29-4) !!!!!!!

    Let's GOOOOOOO!!!!Mountaineeeeeeeer!!!!