As it would seem, the odds may be stacked against WVU as they travel to take on the Sooners tonight in Norman, Oklahoma. The game is a BIG 12 match-up, it is on the road, and Oklahoma will be looking for revenge from their (86-65) loss at the Coliseum. With the teams work ethic and the want to win, this is a challenge that they are determined to succeed.
Tonight, the game is at 8 p.m. on ESPN 2 and ESPN 3.
West Virginia Oklahoma
Overall Records: 18-3 14-7
BIG 12 Records: 6-2 (2nd in league) 5-4 (4th in league)
Points per game (average): 77 72
Rebounds per game (average): 38 39
Steals per game (average): 12 7
Field Goal % per game (average): .417 .442
The first time these two met: Game #1 Leaders
|Points||B. Hield 21||J. Carter 18|
|Rebounds||B. Hield 8||D. Williams 11|
|Assists||T. Thomas 5||J. Staten 8|
|Steals||I. Cousins 2||J. Carter 3|
|Blocks||T. Thomas 3||D. Williams 2|
WVU keys to win: Points off the bench. It has proven to be a huge advantage that they can go 12 players deep on the bench. It gives players like Staten and Browne time to breath and come back in the game fresh with other teams players tired. It is more beneficial when these off the bench players can score.
OKLA keys to win: Do not let the press effect them as much as the previous match-up. The Sooners were out-rebounded and and attempted fewer shots in their loss.
Information courtesy of: espn.com and big12sports.com