The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

November 26, 2012

WVU falls to Big 12 opponent Oklahoma

Mountaineers lose in 3rd-place game

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — 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.

OKLAHOMA 77, WEST VIRGINIA 70

WEST VIRGINIA (1-3)

Kilicli 6-12 1-4 13, Murray 3-7 2-4 8, Staten 5-8 5-6 15,  Hinds 3-10 1-2 9, Henderson 1-6 0-0 2, Rutledge 0-1 2-3 2,  Harris 0-2 0-0 0, Browne 1-6 10-11 13, Humphrey 0-2 0-0 0,  Noreen 0-1 0-0 0, Miles 2-3 3-4 8. Totals 21-58 24-34 70.

OKLAHOMA (4-1)

M’Baye 5-6 9-13 19, Osby 4-7 0-1 8, Pledger 1-8 5-5 8,  Hornbeak 5-9 2-2 14, Cousins 0-2 0-0 0, Grooms 1-3 0-0 2,  Hield 3-9 2-2 8, Fitzgerald 4-6 1-2 9, Neal 1-3 0-0 3, Clark 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 27-57 19-25 77.

Halftime—Oklahoma 42-37. 3-Point Goals—West Virginia 4-14 (Hinds  2-4, Miles 1-1, Browne 1-4, Harris 0-1, Henderson 0-2, Humphrey 0-2),  Oklahoma 4-15 (Hornbeak 2-3, Neal 1-2, Pledger 1-7, Hield 0-3). Fouled  Out—None. Rebounds—West Virginia 38 (Murray 9), Oklahoma 39 (M’Baye,  Neal, Osby, Pledger 6). Assists—West Virginia 8 (Staten 3), Oklahoma 13  (Grooms 4). Total Fouls—West Virginia 21, Oklahoma 27. A—NA.

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