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Game Recap: WVU vs. Oklahoma

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The Mountaineers drop their fifth straight, and third against Oklahoma this season by a score of 83-70.

Right off the tip, Oklahoma (20-9, 11-6) came out scoring.  Before anybody knew it, the Sooners had a 10-1 lead over the Mountaineers to open the game.

West Virginia (13-17, 6-11) continues to struggle in the Big 12.  Their last victory came nearly a month ago, when Texas Tech was in Morgantown on February 16.

The game seemed out of reach early on, but West Virginia did what it could to make a comeback.  After being down by as much as 17 in the first half, the group would pull within three in the second.

Freshman Eron Harris continued to shoot well, leading the team with 23 points.  He sank five of the teams 10 three-point baskets.  Deniz Kilicli started strong with 12 points in the first half, but only railed off 8 in the final twenty minutes for a total of 20.

West Virginia averages just five three-point makes a game.  Tonight Harris provided a spark the team needed.

For Oklahoma, it was Romero Osby scoring early and often.  Following a 36 point performance from Ben McLemore against WVU, Osby did his best to match.  He knocked down 26 points of his own, a game high.

In most statistical categories, the foes were nearly identical.  However, a big difference was second chance points.  After grabbing down eight more rebounds than the Mountaineers, the Sooners put back 23 second chance points.  West Virginia had just eight.

One final game for West Virginia will come on Saturday.  Iowa State visits Morgantown for Senior Day.  Last time these two teams met, ISU defeated WVU 69-67 on January 16.

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