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OU’s win over West Virginia sets them up for No. 1

OU’s win over West Virginia sets them up for No. 1

Bob Huggins had his team applying pressure from the moment the tip-off took place but neither the Mountaineers nor the Sooners had complete control in the first half. Despite the Sooners 7-0 run at the start of the game, both teams headed to the locker room with the game tied at 34.

West Virginia had an impressive 11-0 run midway into the second half and gave the Mountaineers a 6-point lead. That run was quickly countered though as the Sooners went on a 9-0 run to quickly put them back on top.

Both teams met foul trouble in the second half and took turns holding the lead, but the Sooners in the end came out ahead. In the second-half West Virginia had five players with three fouls. Multiple fouls on multiple players makes it difficult to play at a high level of aggression. OU did a good job of maintaining a physical game even after getting into early foul trouble.

It came down to the end where Jordan Woodard, went up with a jumper and missed, but Khadeem Lattin tipped in the rebound with seconds remaining for the go ahead and eventual game winner.

The No. 11 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers came up short in Norman against the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners, on Saturday, giving them their second loss of the season. This win sets up Oklahoma to be ranked No. 1. Oklahoma has not been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll since 1990.

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