West Virginia vs Oklahoma

Oklahoma 77, West Virginia 70


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Amath M'Baye scored 19 points and Je'lon Hornbeak had 14 as Oklahoma beat West Virginia 77-70 in the third-place game Sunday night at the Old Spice Classic.

Andrew Fitzgerald added nine points for Oklahoma (4-1)

West Virginia (1-3) got 15 points from Juwan Staten. Gary Browne and Deniz Kilicli had 13 apiece.

Both teams split two games earlier in the classic. Oklahoma beat Texas-El Paso 68-61, but lost to No. 17 Gonzaga 72-47. West Virginia topped Marist 87-44 and was defeated 63-60 by Davidson.

This was just the second time in Big 12 history that two league teams have met in a regular season, nonconference contest. The other occurred in 1996 when Texas played Nebraska.

After Browne hit two free throws to tie it, Buddy Hield had a basket, M'Baye made a pair of free throws and Hornbeak connected on a 3-pointer as Oklahoma grabbed a 69-62 lead with 4:20 remaining.

Steven Pledger and M'Baye both made two free throws that extended the Sooners' advantage to 75-66 with 1:38 to go.

Jabarie Hinds hit a 3-pointer and Staten had a layup to get West Virginia within 57-56 with 8 1/2 minutes left.

M'Baye had 10 points as Oklahoma took a 42-37 halftime advantage.

Pledger's four-point play put Oklahoma up 19-14 with 11 minutes left in the half. Tyler Neal ended a 9-0 run for the Sooners with a long-range jumper that made it 34-22.

Browne's 3-pointer got West Virginia within 40-35 with a minute to go in the half.

West Virginia senior forward Dominique Rutledge had two points and four rebounds in his season debut.

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West Virginia Mountaineers
D. Kilicli, F236-121-440413
A. Murray, C223-72-49048
J. Staten, G365-85-623115
J. Hinds, G303-101-23209
T. Henderson, G151-60-05002
G. Browne241-610-1142213
K. Miles232-33-44138
D. Rutledge140-12-34042
K. Noreen70-10-00020
E. Harris30-20-01010
M. Humphrey30-20-00000
Totals 21-5824-343882170
Oklahoma Sooners
A. M'Baye, F325-69-1360319
R. Osby, F174-70-16048
J. Hornbeak, G225-92-251214
S. Pledger, G191-85-56348
I. Cousins, G160-20-02230
S. Grooms241-30-01412
A. Fitzgerald234-61-23049
B. Hield213-92-23108
C. Clark183-40-00236
T. Neal81-30-06033
Totals 27-5719-2539132777
Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas Tech0-09-143
W. Virginia0-09-111
Kansas St.0-09-2167
Iowa St.0-08-241
Oklahoma St.0-08-2176
Other games
ULL 60 Final
COLG 51 Final
SYR 87
POST 58 Final
STONY 62 Final
BALL 53 Final
IND 101
DAVID 67 Final
AF 74 Final
CP 70 Final
SDSU 66 Final
USC 60