NCAAB Game Recap - West Virginia at Oklahoma
Sat Feb 8, 2020 2:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
TexPA
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Merrim
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LongI
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBap
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

Feb 8, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(13) West Virginia (18-5)

24

35

59

Oklahoma (15-8)

31

38

69

Doolittle helps Oklahoma top No. 13 West Virginia 69-59
Sat Feb 8, 2020 5:27 PM

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) It’d been awhile since Kristian Doolittle was Oklahoma’s top offensive option.

The Sooners needed it Saturday and Doolittle delivered, scoring 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as Oklahoma knocked off No. 13 West Virginia 69-59 at home Saturday.

Doolittle hadn’t scored in double figures in three weeks but it didn’t take him long to get going on the offensive end against the Mountaineers.

Early on, it was at the free-throw line as the Sooners fought to hang in the game even as West Virginia dominated the boards early.

But then Oklahoma’s lone senior really got going.

In a 17-2 first-half run that lifted the Sooners from a deficit to a 10-point lead in a six-minute span, Doolittle scored eight points.

He hit two 3-pointers in that stretch, his first makes from behind the arc since Jan. 14.

“People weren’t guarding me,” Doolittle said. “It got to a point where it’s like, ‘I might as well shoot.’ Then when you start making them, they have to game plan you a lot differently.

“It makes the game a whole lot easier when you’re a threat from deep.”

The senior played a role in helping break West Virginia’s press, regularly bringing the ball upcourt.

The Mountaineers have been known for their pressure defense since Bob Huggins arrived but this year it hasn��t been as big of a part of their defensive plan.

“We are not very good at it or we would do it more,” Huggins said.

Doolittle said his confidence was elevated from the start.

“If I was open, just shoot it regardless if I was going to make it or miss it,” he said. “Just to have a next-shot mentality. I feel like that was in my head the past few games but (with) the confidence that the coaching staff and my teammates instilled in me, I was able to come out here with a fresh mind.”

With Doolittle in a funk, Oklahoma had leaned heavily on Brady Manek on the offensive end.

Manek had a rough go of it against West Virginia, shooting just 1 of 6 from inside the 3-point line to finish with 11 points.

For the second consecutive game, Huggins wasn’t happy with his team’s performance.

Wednesday against Iowa State, it was the Mountaineers’ poor free-throw shooting that irked Huggins.

Against Oklahoma, it was his team’s inability to finish at the rim.

West Virginia was just 11 of 31 on layups in the loss.

“Seems impossible, but we missed 22 shots within two feet of the basket,” Huggins said.

West Virginia shot a season-worst 31.6% from the field. Before hitting five consecutive 3-pointers to end the game, the Mountaineers were 1 of 10 from beyond the arc.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma: While the Sooners’ NCAA Tournament resume was solid but not spectacular heading into the game, they were in desperate need of a signature win. Oklahoma is in the midst of a stretch where they play six of eight games against teams either ranked or one spot out of the poll. The win was the first for the Sooners against a ranked opponent this season.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers dropped to 1-3 on the road in Big 12 play. West Virginia remains solidly in the NCAA Tournament field but they’re entering a rough week on the schedule, with No. 1 Baylor on the road after a midweek home game against No. 3 Kansas.

STAT LINES

West Virginia came into the game No. 4 nationally in rebounding margin, leading the Big 12 and averaging more than nine more rebounds per game than its opponents.

Oklahoma was No. 264 in the country and next-to-last in the league in the category.

West Virginia dominated the boards early, outrebounding the Sooners 14-7 in the first 9:35 of the game.

But after that, Oklahoma turned things around, outrebounding the Mountaineers 35-27 the rest of the way to beat West Virginia on the glass, 42-41.

It was just the fourth time this season West Virginia had been outrebounded.

UP NEXT

West Virginia hosts No. 3 Kansas on Wednesday. The Jayhawks beat the Mountaineers, 60-53, on Jan. 4 in both teams’ Big 12 opener. West Virginia is 5-1 against Kansas at home since 2014.

Oklahoma hosts Iowa State on Wednesday. The Sooners fell 81-68 at the Cyclones on Jan. 11. Oklahoma hasn’t beaten the Cyclones since 2018.

Leaders

West Virginia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Knapper 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. McCabe 0 0 1 1 1 0
Oklahoma PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Williams 0 0 1 3 0 0
K. Doolittle 27 0 1 12 2 1

Team Comparison

WVU Okla
Points For 59 69
Field Goals 24/76-32% 22/49-45%
Three Pointers 6/15-40% 7/15-47%
Free Throws 5/8-62% 18/21-86%
Offensive Rebounds 21 9
Defensive Rebounds 20 33
Rebounds 47 47
Blocks 1 5
Steals 11 4
Turnovers 11 19
Personal Fouls 18 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Okla Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 WVU 59 @ Okla 69 L. Routt 2 J. Hill 2

Game Information

Stadium: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Attendance: 8,484
Game Time: