OU 67, West Virginia 57 | January 5, 2013 | Morgantown, W.V.
|| Oklahoma Team Notes
beat West Virginia on the road, 67-57, to open Big 12 play and improve to 10-3
on the year. It was OU's second win of the year against the Mountaineers (won
77-70 on Nov. 25 in Old Spice Classic).
improved to 3-1 in true road games (won two combined the last two seasons) and
to 6-2 away from home (most wins of any Big 12 school). The Sooners won four games
away from home all of last season.
loss was West Virginia's first at home this season (5-1).
43-31, the Sooners outscored the Mountaineers 36-14 the final 17:30.
shot .443 for the game while holding WVU to a .300 mark. The Sooners shot .452
after halftime to the Mountaineers' .241 figure (7-for-29).
the first half, West Virginia went 9-for-19 from 3-point range (27 points) and
2-for-12 from 2-point range (four points). It cooled off in the second half from
deep, going 2-for-11. The Mountaineers finished with 11 treys (they entered the
game averaging 4.4 per contest).
the second time this year, OU outrebounded WVU by one (40-39 today).
forward Romero Osby finished with team highs of 21 points and 9 rebounds. He recorded
14 and 7 after halftime. Osby was 7-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from the
free throw line. He has made his last 31 free throw attempts (school record is
37 straight makes by Nate Carter in 2006-07).
Pledger missed his first five 3-point attempts before hitting two of his final
three tries in the last 5:25. His first one drew OU to within one point (55-54)
and his second with 2:05 left put the Sooners up by six (63-57). Pledger finished
with 12 points.
Buddy Hield scored 6 of his 8 points in the last 4:30. He grabbed 7 rebounds and
handed out a team-high 5 assists. Hield has 15 assists over the last three games.
Isaiah Cousins scored 6 points on 3-for-5 shooting in 17 minutes off the bench,
his highest output since netting 9 Nov. 30 against Northwestern State. He did
not commit a turnover today.
improved to 3-1 all-time against West Virginia (3-0 against WVU head coach Bob
Huggins). The Sooners also won 88-82 in double overtime in Charleston, W.Va. in
the 2007-08 season.
game was the first in Big 12 Conference history for West Virginia.
is off until hosting Oklahoma State next Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.