CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has watched second-half leads slip away in its last two games, leaving the Mountaineers fighting to stay out of the Big 12 basement.
West Virginia (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) can't afford another late lapse when it plays at TCU (3-5, 1-4) on Saturday to try to break a three-game losing streak.
The Mountaineers led Kansas State 12-7 in the third quarter last week, but the Wildcats scored the final 28 points. Two weeks ago West Virginia led Texas Tech by 11 late in the third quarter before losing 37-27.
West Virginia knows all about relinquishing a late lead to TCU. Last year the Horned Frogs came from 10 points down in the second half to win 39-38 in double overtime in Morgantown.