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No. 20 WVU looks to bounce back against Oklahoma

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– February has been a treacherous month for No. 20 West Virginia, who has lost four of its last five games.

After dropping a 67-57 decision at Texas on Monday, the Mountaineers (19-9, 7-8 Big 12) are looking for answers against Oklahoma.

Against the Longhorns, WVU missed 11 of its 21 free-throw attempts, connected on only 3 of 11 from 3-point range and committed 15 turnovers. In the loss, the Mountaineers’ production mainly came from their two big men Oscar Tshiebwe (14 points) and Derek Culver (12 points).

The Sooners (17-11, 7-8) come to town after beating No. 22 Texas Tech 65-51 Tuesday in Oklahoma City to snap a three-game losing streak.

Oklahoma came away with the win last time these two teams met with the help of a big game from Kristian Doolittle.

On Tuesday Doolittle, Brady Manek and Austin Reaves combined for 45 points, 22 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks.

One advantage WVU has is this game is being played at the Coliseum. The Mountaineers are 13-1 at home while the Sooners are 2-8 on the road.

WVU is 4-3 against Oklahoma at the Coliseum.

Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m. on ESPN 2.

Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS


Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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