West Virginia accepted an invitation from the Big 12 last month and wants to join for the 2012 season.
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says the conference has no plans to expand further prior to next season.
The Big East says it has been notified that West Virginia is leaving the conference and joining the Big 12.
West Virginia appeared to be the choice of the Big 12 presidents after a Monday board of directors’ meeting, but now Big East rival Louisville is back in the picture.
The Big 12 has approved bringing in West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference.
Darryl Bryant scored 19 points and Kevin Jones added 17 to help fifth-seeded West Virginia overcome a slow start and wear down No. 12 seed Clemson, 84-76