FINAL: No. 17 West Virginia defeats Oklahoma State, 65-47

WVU Men's Basketball

West Virginia men’s basketball is looking to break their three-game skid when they host the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the WVU Coliseum on Tuesday night. Action tips off at 7 p.m. and it will be broadcast on ESPN2.

This game log will have updates as the contest unfolds, so be sure to check back.

2nd half:

FINAL: No. 17 West Virginia 65, Oklahoma State 47

3:44 (OSU 42, WVU 57): The Mountaineers are spending a lot of time at the free throw line due to an early entry into the double bonus. Luckily for them, they’re going in — the Mountaineers have made 11 of their 15 first-half free throws. They’ve also kept Oklahoma State cold as ice after the Cowboys’ hot first half, as OSU has made just 16.7 percent of their buckets so far in the second.

12:00 (OSU 35, WVU 41): Oklahoma State gets their first points on the board from Thomas Dziagwa, who made a baseline jumper from mid-range territory. McBride and Gabe Osabuohien lead in scoring for WVU in the half with 4 points each.

15:33 (OSU 33, WVU 36): The Cowboys start the half by missing their first six field goal attempts, which makes for 8 straight misses carrying over from before halftime. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers have made four of their first seven shots in the half, which is arguably their best scoring performance of the game so far.

18:06 (OSU 33, WVU 34): And just like that, West Virginia takes the lead. It got started with an elbow jumper from Derek Culver, with Deuce McBride following that up with a pair of his own jumpers to put the Mountaineers in front right away.

West Virginia first-half scorers: Sherman (7); Matthews (6); Haley (5); Tshiebwe (4); McNeil, Culver, McBride (2)

Oklahoma State first-half scorers: McGriff (13); Anei (8); Waters III (4); Dziagwa (3); Anderson, Likekele (2); Boone (1)

1st half:

HALF: Jermaine Haley drains a fadeaway corner three-pointer with .7 seconds left on the clock. West Virginia heads to the locker room trailing Oklahoma State, 33-28.

:41.3 (OSU 32, WVU 25): Bob Huggins calls timeout as he hopes to get some more points on the board for WVU before halftime. With his shooting trio of Sherman, Sean McNeil and Chase Harler, expect the Mountaineers to look for a long range jumper.

1:45 (OSU 30, WVU 25): Taz Sherman scores 7 straight points for the Mountaineers to get the crowd on their feet and cut the Cowboy lead to just 5. He’s becoming an important player for WVU in this game as far as scoring goes, but Oscar Tshiebwe is making a major contribution as well on the boards with 8 rebounds so far.

3:34 (OSU 20, WVU 28): After the Mountaineers stifle a 12-2 OSU run, West Virginia gets some offense back on the board — but McGriff continues to score for Oklahoma State, keeping WVU at a safe distance from the Cowboys. He leads all scorers with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting.

7:52 (OSU 19, WVU 12): Oklahoma State gets an offensive burst behind 7 straight points from Cam McGriff, while the Mountaineers stay cold. WVU has made just 2 of their last 12 attempts, with 7 of those misses coming from three-point territory.

11:45 (OSU 10, WVU 8): As each team goes scoreless since the last break, WVU’s drought is up to 5:22 with 8 consecutive missed field goals, while Oklahoma State’s is at 4:14 with a trio of turnovers in that span. This is a messy game so far. Also, it’s worth noting that Bob Huggins’s new starting five got significant time out of the gate, with each staying out for at least 7 minutes — while Deuce McBride stayed on the floor for 8.

15:37 (OSU 10, WVU 8): Oklahoma State opens up with a warm start, making five of their first six field goals. West Virginia isn’t exactly cold themselves, starting off at a 50 percent clip.

Oklahoma State wins the opening tip and we are underway.

WVU starters:

  • Miles McBride
  • Taz Sherman
  • Emmitt Matthews
  • Jermaine Haley
  • Oscar Tshiebwe

OSU starters:

  • Jonathan Laurent
  • Isaac Likekele
  • Lindy Waters III
  • Cameron McGriff
  • Yor Anei

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