Mar 13, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Isaiah Taylor (1) dribbles the ball during the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second round of the Big 12 Conference college basketball tournament at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns Basketball dominates West Virginia

One team came ready to play in the Big 12 basketball tournament. The other never got off the bus.

Texas (23-9) took advantage of poor shooting by West Virginia (17-15) to blow out the Mountaineers 66-49. West Virginia shot 30 percent for the game, including 6-20 from 3-point range.

Jonathan Holmes led Texas with 20 points. Javan Feliz contributed 16 points while shooting 4-8 on 3-point attempts. The Longhorns shot 49 percent from the field.

This game was decided in the early moments. The Longhorns raced out to a 19-4 lead. It was 35-14 at halftime. West Virginia was never able to get into any kind of offensive rhythm. The Mountaineers top two scorers, Juwan Staten and Eron Harris, combined for seven points. The duo averaged 36 points a game coming in to the tournament. Staten was 1-11 from the field.

Brandon Watkins led West Virginia with 10 points.

Texas will play Baylor on Friday in the semifinals. The Bears upset No. 2 seed Oklahoma 78-73. Texas sweep the season series from Baylor.

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