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WATCH: Mountaineers Hand Sooners First Home Loss Of Season

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WATCH: Mountaineers Hand Sooners First Home Loss Of Season

WATCH: Mountaineers Hand Sooners First Home Loss Of Season

Coming into this game the Oklahoma Sooners had an 11-0 home record. Huggins and the boys came in on a mission and handed Trae Young and Co. their first home loss of the season.

As has been the case many times this season, the Mountaineer offense was on fire in the first half. A big part of it was Lamont West hitting five three-pointers during a span of less than three minutes. He finished the game with 17 points total, but his first half hot streak was big in helping the Mountaineers establish a lead.

As a team the Mountaineers shot 56.8% from the field in the first half. Things tightened up in the second half. As if there was any reason for more attention to Trae Young, he was battling an illness. Young went for 32 points, but the West Virginia defense held him to a career-low one assist. Also Young committed six turnovers.

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Sagaba Konate did a great job of manning the middle. He had 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. His inside presence made things difficult for the Sooners down the stretch.

Jevon Carter struggled offensively, going 5-for-17 from the field including 0-for-5 from deep. Despite his shooting woes he was able to contribute eight assists, six steals, 3 rebounds and a block.

Esa Ahmad started and had 14 points and five rebounds.

With the win the Mountaineers improve to 18-6 and 7-4 in Big 12 play. Oklahoma drops to 16-7 overall and 6-5 in the conference. The Mountaineers snapped a 14-game home winning streak for the Sooners. Their last home loss came against the West Virginia Mountaineers almost a year ago on February 8, 2017.

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After two games in three days, the Mountaineers get a chance for some much needed rest. Saturday the Mountaineers take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the Coliseum. On December 30, the Mountaineers defeated Oklahoma State in Stillwater by a final score of 85 to 79.

 

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