No. 18 West Virginia survives TCU with wild finishes in regulation and OT
In one of the wildest back-and-forth sequences to end a game that we’ll see all season, No. 18 West Virginia came back to beat TCU, 86-85, in overtime on Saturday afternoon as freshman guard Jevon Carter made two free throws with under a second left for the win.
Carter was fouled by TCU senior point guard Kyan Anderson with less than a second left with West Virginia trailing by a point after Horned Frogs senior guard Trey Zeigler made a go-ahead mid-range jumper with 3 seconds left. Zeigler’s bucket came right after West Virginia wing Daxter Miles Jr. made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11 seconds left.
After Zeigler gave TCU the 85-84 lead with his go-ahead jumper, Carter streaked down the floor, received a full-court inbound pass and was fouled attempting a layup before making the game-winning free throws. Carter, a 79 percent free-throw shooter on the season, finished with eight points and four rebounds.
Here is the entire sequence:
Juwan Staten and Devin Williams both led the Mountaineers (16-3, 4-2) with 18 points while Staten added 10 assists. Jonathan Holton also added 15 points, three steals and three blocks to help lead a West Virginia defense that forced 19 turnovers.
The end of regulation was just was wild.
Zeigler put TCU ahead 72-70 with eight seconds left before Daxter Miles answered at the other end of the floor to tie things up. TCU threw a long inbounds pass of their own, but it bounced out of bounds as Kyan Anderson was tripped trying to chase it down:
Maybe the refs missed it and maybe it was a make-up call, but after West Virginia took the ball out under their own basket, Devin Williams was on the wrong end of this no-call, which forced the OT: