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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Big 12 Championship finishes up the first day at the Sprint Center Wednesday.

The college basketball event is bringing thousands to the area, and many whom have never been to KC before.

West Virginia joined the conference along with Texas Christian University, TCU, this year.

West Virginia fans said they're learning fun facts about KC, like which side of the state line they're in.

They said they've already made their way to see many fountains, to 18th & Vine for jazz, and out to tasty barbecue joints.  But they said they've also noticed the city isn't as busy as say, New York.

That's where these fans used to travel to when they were a part of the Big East conference.  But the fans said it's not a big deal to them.

"Well New York, the Big East was another event.  In Kansas City, in my opinion, this is the event," said Parry Petroplus, visiting from West Virginia.

"We both really like New York. We stay across the street from the Gardens, but that's about what we see there," said Bob Robinson, also visiting from West Virginia.

We kept hearing from many fans about how nice and friendly people are here.

The one thing that did surprise one fan, he said there isn't a light rail or subway system here.

TCU is also new to this conference.  The TCU Alumni Association told Fox 4, they didn't have a official event for this tournament.

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