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Texas stuns West Virginia with corner 3 to stay undefeated in Big 12

The Longhorns stun the Mountaineers as the shooter makes the game winner on the anniversary of a leukemia diagnosis

Texas Longhorns guard Courtney Ramey is pressured by West Virginia Mountaineers forward Gabe Osabuohien and guard Miles McBride during the first half at WVU Coliseum. Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 4 Texas Longhorns pulled off a stunner in Morgantown as Andrew Jones hit a three-pointer from the corner with 1.9 seconds remaining to beat the No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers 72-70 on Saturday afternoon.

West Virginia got two missed free throws from Emmitt Matthews Jr. with 10 seconds remaining to set up the Longhorns, whose dream season continues. It was the first lead for Texas since 11:33 of the first half, and the Longhorns finished just 4-21 from three point range. They were also outscored 40-22 in the paint, but they’re flying home winners.

Head coach Shaka Smart had the hottest seat in college basketball just 10 months ago, and now they’re in contention to win the Horns first outright conference championship since 1999.

Jones publicly announced his battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, on January 10, 2018. Just three years later, he makes the game-winning shot to keep his team undefeated in Big 12 play. You couldn’t scrip this if you tried.