Tip: 6:00 PM
Location: Lloyd Noble Center
TV: ESPN 2
Notes & Storylines
- The Sooners are 31st nationally and second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (47.4%).
- According to KenPom, Oklahoma is fifth in the nation in two-point field goal percentage (57.4%) and 32nd in effective field-goal percentage (54.1%).
- With Oklahoma’s victory over Oklahoma State last Saturday, the Sooners tallied their 10th home victory of the season. It marked the fifth-consecutive season the Sooners have won 10-plus games at home.
- OU holds a 15-9 record against WVU and are 7-2 in games played in Norman.
- Oklahoma is ranked 48th in the NET rankings (2/27) with an 8-13 record in the first two quads (5-2 in quad two). OU is ranked sixth in the Big 12 and West Virginia is 10th (74th overall).
- Oklahoma is third in the Big 12 in 3-pointers made (208) and third in attempts (631).
- Umoja Gibson is third in the conference in 3-point attempts (186) and third in 3-pointers made (69), and has taken 29.4 % of OU’s 3-pointers.
- Jalen Hill is shooting 59.2% (90-152) from the field.
How To Watch And Listen
Tip is scheduled for 6 pm. CT and will air on the Sooner Sports Radio Network (KRXO 107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Varsity Radio App) with Toby Rowland and Kevin Henry announcing. The game will air on ESPN2 with Rich Hollenberg and Fran Fraschilla on the call.
The Last Time Around
On January 26th Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 72-62 in Morgantown. Tanner Groves led the Sooners with 21 points and younger brother Jacob Groves started for the first time this season. It marked the first time a pair of brothers were in the OU starting lineup since Blake and Taylor Griffin in 2009.
Scouting The Mountaineers
West Virginia comes to Norman having lost six games in a row. The Mountaineers are led by Taz Sherman’s18.3 points per game. He’s also the team leader in assists per game (2.4). Gabe Osabuohien paces WVU on the glass with 5.5 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma’s Projected Starters
G – Jordan Goldwire (Super Senior)
G – Mo Gibson (Senior)
F – Jacob Groves (Junior)
F – Jalen Hill (Junior)
F – Tanner Groves (Senior)
Oklahoma State’s Projected Starters
G – Sean McNeil (Senior)
G – Taz Sherman (Senior)
G – Kedrian Johnson (Senior)
F – Jalen Bridges (Sophomore)
F – Isaiah Cottrell (Freshman)
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