TCU falls to West Virginia for 5th loss in a row

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Daxter Miles Jr. made a free throw with 4.8 seconds left and No. 12 West Virginia pulled out a 61-60 win at TCU on Saturday to stay in second place in the Big 12

Miles went to the free throw line after a questionable foul against Jaylen Fisher, who never left the ground and appeared to make only slight incidental contact with the Miles.

TCU (17-12, 6-10), which had tied the game on Alex Robinson’s free throw with 9.1 seconds left, had one more chance but Desmond Bane’s 3-pointer at the buzzer was well short.

Jevon Carter had 15 points for West Virginia (23-6, 11-5), while Nathan Adrian added 13.

The Mountaineers started the day in a three-way tie with No. 9 Baylor and Iowa State, who played each other later Saturday. The winner of that game will stay even with West Virginia in the standings.

Bane hit a 3-pointer at the end of the first half to give TCU its first lead at 30-27, snapping only the second tie in the process.

There were 11 lead changes after halftime.

Fisher had 18 points to lead TCU, which lost its fifth straight game.