FORT WORTH, TX– Daxter Miles Jr. made a free throw with 4.8 seconds remaining to help No. 12 West Virginia University defeat TCU 61-60 on Saturday afternoon.
Jevon Carter scored 15 points and Nathan Adrian had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Mountaineers (23-6, 11-5 Big 12), who remain in second place in the conference with the victory.
The Horned Frogs (17-12, 6-10) had one final shot but Desmond Bane’s 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short.
Jaylen Fisher tallied 18 points. Vlad Brodziansky and Alex Robinson each added 11 points. Kenrich Williams had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
WVU and TCU exchanged leads 11 times in the second half.
Tarik Phillip made two free throws to give the Mountaineers a 60-55 edge with 2:55 to play.
Brodziansky drained a 3 to pull the Horned Frogs within two. Fisher and Robinson both went 1-of-2 from the line to make it a 60-60 game with nine seconds left.
After a controversial foul call against Fisher, Miles made his first shot at the foul line.
WVU is 11-0 all-time against TCU.
The Mountaineers shot 37 percent from the field, 21 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the charity stripe.
The Horned Frogs shot 43 percent from the floor, 47 percent from 3-point range and 60 percent from the line.
For a second consecutive game, WVU was without starting forward Esa Ahmad, who did not make the trip.
The Mountaineers will travel south to take on No. 9 Baylor on Monday at 7 p.m.
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