The Mountaineers took a tough home loss against the Oklahoma State Cowboys by a final score of 88-85. Yet another collapse down the stretch for WVU. Oklahoma State ended the game on a 7-to-2 run to get the road win. With Kansas losing to Baylor today, it cost West Virginia a chance to move up in the standings.
Bob Huggins didn’t hold back when addressing the media after the game. He made mention of how they shot 36 free throws. “They shot 36 free throws? C’mon.” He also said, “Hard to guard them at the foul line.”
Huggins did give Oklahoma State credit for their shooting. “They made shots,” was how Huggins summarized a lot of their offensive success.
Also Huggins made it clear that the final play of the game was supposed to go to Konate. He also said that with 4 and a half minutes to go Huggins wanted Konate to get the ball every possession, but he did not get it once.
Huggins also addressed another quick turnaround before the TCU game on Monday.
“I hope they are upset enough they come in and pay attention and do what we ask them to do for Monday. I hope it upsets them that much.”
Watch the interview:
Another challenging week comes up in Big 12 play. Once again the Mountaineers are a part of Big Monday when they take on TCU. Then Saturday a trip to Lawrence is in store as West Virginia takes on Kansas on ESPN College GameDay.
— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) February 10, 2018
Twitter exploded after the upset in Morgantown.
Oklahoma State has now won road games at Kansas and West Virginia to go with a home win against Oklahoma and a neutral site win over FSU. Resume.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 10, 2018
WHAT A FINISH!!!
Oklahoma State picks up a HUGE road win with a 88-85 upset of No. 19 West Virginia. pic.twitter.com/eRM53LJfUD
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 10, 2018
Mike Boynton has exceeded all expectations in his first season at Oklahoma State. Cowboys now own wins at Kansas, at West Virginia, vs. Oklahoma, vs. Florida State and vs. Texas.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) February 10, 2018
OKLAHOMA STATE BASKETBALL
☑️- #19 FLORIDA STATE
☑️- #4 OU
☑️- #7 KU
☑️- #19 WVU
MIKE BOYNTON CAN COACH ????
— Boone Pickens State (@BP_State) February 10, 2018
“Oklahoma State becomes the rare team to go to Morgantown, West Virginia, and win two years in a row.” #okstate
— Hunziker Bot (@HunzikerSays) February 10, 2018