OU Downs WVU 77-70 in Old Spice Classic

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 25, 2012


  1st 2nd F
 Oklahoma 42 35 77
 West Virginia 37 33 70
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 Stat Comparison OU WVU
 Points 77 70
 FG Made-Attempted 27-57 21-58
 FG Percentage 47.4 36.2
 3P Made/Attempted 4-15 4-14
 3P Percentage 26.7 28.6
 FT Made-Attempted 19-25 24-34
 FT Percentage 76.0 70.6
 Rebounds 39 38
 Turnovers 10 8
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Oklahoma  West Virginia
 Points  M'Baye 19  Staten, 15
 Rebounds  Four with 6  Murray, 9
 Assists  Grooms, 4  Staten, 3
 Steals  Hornbeak, 2  Miles, 3
 Blocks  Four with 1  None
 Performance of the Game
Junior Forward Amath M'Baye
M'Baye scored a game-high 19 points, his highest total as a Sooner. The junior added six rebounds while going 5-of-6 from the field and 9-for-13 from the free throw line.

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 Up Next
Who: Oral Roberts
When: Wed., Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
Watch: ESPN3
Where: Mabee Center
What's at Stake: The Sooners play their fifth consecutive game away from home, looking to improve upon their 11-2 all-time record against Oral Roberts.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Amath M'Baye scored 19 points and Je'lon Hornbeak had 14 as Oklahoma beat West Virginia 77-70 in the third-place game Sunday night at the Old Spice Classic.
Andrew Fitzgerald added nine points for Oklahoma (4-1)
West Virginia (1-3) got 15 points from Juwan Staten. Gary Browne and Deniz Kilicli had 13 apiece.
Both teams split two games earlier in the classic. Oklahoma beat Texas-El Paso 68-61, but lost to No. 17 Gonzaga 72-47. West Virginia topped Marist 87-44 and was defeated 63-60 by Davidson.
This was just the second time in Big 12 history that two league teams have met in a regular season, nonconference contest. The other occurred in 1996 when Texas played Nebraska.
After Browne hit two free throws to tie it, Buddy Hield had a basket, M'Baye made a pair of free throws and Hornbeak connected on a 3-pointer as Oklahoma grabbed a 69-62 lead with 4:20 remaining.
Steven Pledger and M'Baye both made two free throws that extended the Sooners' advantage to 75-66 with 1:38 to go.
Jabarie Hinds hit a 3-pointer and Staten had a layup to get West Virginia within 57-56 with 8 1/2 minutes left.
M'Baye had 10 points as Oklahoma took a 42-37 halftime advantage.
Pledger's four-point play put Oklahoma up 19-14 with 11 minutes left in the half. Tyler Neal ended a 9-0 run for the Sooners with a long-range jumper that made it 34-22.
Browne's 3-pointer got West Virginia within 40-35 with a minute to go in the half.
West Virginia senior forward Dominique Rutledge had two points and four rebounds in his season debut.



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