OU-West Virginia Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 05, 2014

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Postgame Notes
Oklahoma at West Virginia
Feb. 5, 2014

• Oklahoma lost consecutive games for the first time this season, falling 91-86 in overtime at West Virginia on Wednesday night.

• The Sooners arrived in West Virginia 20 hours later than originally scheduled due to plane issues and weather complications. They landed in Clarksburg, W. Va., Wednesday at 4:43 p.m. ET and arrived at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown at 5:32 for the 7 p.m. ET game. The team spent Tuesday night in Newark, N.J., after its plane was diverted from Clarksburg (arrived at hotel at 3:30 a.m. ET Wednesday).

• Trailing most of the game and down by 12 early in the second half, the Sooners rallied to take a three-point lead with less than a minute left and had possession. After a missed OU shot close to the rim with 44 seconds left, West Virginia's Eron Harris tied the game at 81 with a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining. OU's Isaiah Cousins missed a contested 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

• Harris hit two more 3-pointers in overtime and finished with a game-high 28 points (he had two at halftime). He was 6-for-13 from 3-point range. West Virginia outscored OU 33-15 from behind the arc.

• OU freshman point guard Jordan Woodard scored a team-high 23 points (one shy of a career high) and added four rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 39 minutes. He made a career-high eight field goals on 11 attempts and was 7-for-8 from the free throw line.

• Senior forward Tyler Neal scored a season-high 16 points (two shy of his career high) and added seven boards in 30 minutes off the bench. His 10 free throw makes and 11 attempts were career highs. The double-digit scoring effort was Neal's seventh of the year (had none last season).

• Sophomore guard Buddy Hield scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half. He was 3-for-8 from 3-point range, marking the seventh time in 10 league games he has made at least three 3-pointers. Hield has scored in double figures in 22 of 23 games.

• Ryan Spangler, who played just nine minutes in the first half due to foul trouble, finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. He has grabbed at least nine boards in eight straight games.

• West Virginia grabbed 12 offensive rebounds to OU's nine and outscored the Sooners 18-10 in second-chance points.

• OU shot .833 from the free throw line to WVU's .750. The Sooners have shot better from the foul line than their opponent in nine of 10 conference games.

• The trio of Harris (28), Juwan Staten (20) and Terry Henderson (17) combined for 65 of West Virginia's 91 points (71 percent).

• The Sooners play five of their final eight regular season games at home, including Saturday's 6 p.m. contest against Baylor.



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