As Oklahoma is putting its NCAA Tournament resume together one thing missing was a marquee win. That box can be checked off now as the Sooners downed 13th ranked West Virginia on Saturday by a final score of 69-59.
Using a 22-10 run to close out the first half with a 31- 24 lead, Oklahoma held the Mountaineers at bay in the second half to claim a 69-59 win and the first win over a ranked opponent this season.
Kristian Doolittle scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 11 boards for his sixth double-double on the season. He was joined in double-figure scoring by Brady Manek who produced 11 points and was just two rebounds shy of a double-double.
The Sooners shot almost 45% (44.9) from the floor and were 7 of 15 from 3-point range. However they made their living by frustrating a stingy West Virginia Defense into 18 personal fouls that resulted in Oklahoma going 18 of 21 from the free-throw line.
Another note of Interest, the Mountaineers came into this game ranked 14th nationally in rebounding (41.5 RPG) and we’re edged out by Oklahoma 42-41.
The Sooners now sit at 15-8 on the season and 5-5 in conference play, with Iowa State up next (in Norman on Wednesday night) before playing at Kansas and then hosting Baylor in back-to-back games.
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