Alek Manoah (right) celebrates with Jackson Cramer during the 2017 Big 12 tournament (Aaron Fitt)


Dispatches From Bricktown: Day 3


• Peaking West Virginia earns manic comeback win against Texas Tech
• TCU’s Brian Howard turns in a vintage performance against Kansas

OKLAHOMA CITY — In each of West Virginia’s first three Big 12 tournament games, it has out-hit its opponent. The Mountaineers have looked pretty darn scary on offense after racking up 44 hits in three games, and they’ve made numerous highlight-reel plays on defense.

But for all of its offensive prowess and standout defense, WVU found itself on the brink of elimination after seven innings Friday against Texas Tech, trailing 6-3.


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