Amidst all the chaos in college basketball’s postseason so far, the Big 12 still has four schools left in the Big Dance. And without Jevon Carter and Keenan Evans, that wouldn’t be the case.
Carter, the senior West Virginia guard, has the Mountaineers in the Sweet Sixteen playing 1-seed Villanova. Carter is averaging 24.5 points, 6.5 assists and 5 — count ’em, 5 — steals per game thus far in the tournament. All of those numbers exceed his season averages, and his season averages were good enough to earn him a spot on the First Team All-Big 12 and the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year Award. He’s been nothing short of spectacular in March.
Evans has been a true floor general for Texas Tech. He’s demonstrated a command of the team on the floor with his highlight-reel passes and off the floor with his joy for the game and his focus on making his senior season a success. He’s averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as the Red Raiders are in the Sweet Sixteen against Purdue.
Bleacher Report’s C.J. Moore named Carter and Evans to his First Team All-Tournament through the first two rounds. Another Big 12 player, Kansas’ Malik Newman, made the Second Team. The Big 12 is the only conference with three players honored by Moore.
College basketball is nuts at the moment. But seeing seniors Evans and Carter in starring roles should come as no surprise.
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