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West Virginia vs OU Basketball Preview & How To Watch: Mountaineers Battle Sooners In Semifinal

WVU may have gotten their first conference tournament win, but the true test comes tonight against Big 12 Player of the Year Buddy Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners.

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Congrats, Mountaineer fans! You just won your first Big 12 Tournament Game! How do you feel?

Beating a 12-20 team with RPI 169 isn't exactly a huge accomplishment, but we can finally put that dumb stat behind us and move to the bigger and better Oklahoma.

The public perception of OU is that they "haven't played well recently" all while going 3-0 thus far in the month of March. While it helps when you have the Big 12 POY dropping 21,23, and 39 points and that arbitrary date conveniently cuts off a double-digit loss to Texas, it still holds true that the Sooners are winning games while not playing their best basketball. Iowa State probably should have advanced last night, but turnovers (and Buddy Hield) did them in. West Virginia held Hield to 17 in Norman in that two-point defeat, but gave up 29 to him in a blowout. So, can WVU hold the best, hottest player in the country to under 20?


WVU 90 OU 87 (OT)