STILLWATER, Okla.–West Virginia is coming off a road loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, where the Mountaineers fell behind by 18 points at the half.
WVU turned it up in the second half but couldn’t overcome a scorching hot Sooners’ offense.
The Mountaineers poured in the 3s in the loss, shooting 64.3 percent from long range.
Redshirt freshman Jalen Bridges earned his first start and dropped 19 points. However, He needs to assert himself more on the boards.
Through the season, WVU has dominated the glass but Saturday Oklahoma outrebounded the Mountaineers.
Taz Sherman dropped 19 points. Deuce McBride had 15 and Emmitt Matthews Jr. 11.
Oklahoma State is coming off a big 82-77 win over Texas Tech.
The Cowboys have a trio of hot shooters in Cade Cunningham, Isaac Likekele and Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. They account for 48 percent of the team’s scorin this season, including 50 percent of all of OSU’s points over the last five games.
Cunningham has hit 36.4 percent of the 3-pointers he’s attempted and he’s a clutch free throw shooter.
WVU needs to come out hungry and not fall behind early to pick up a road win.
Monday night’s game will tip off at 9 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
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