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West Virginia Shuts Down Buddy Hield And Holds Off Oklahoma To Advance To The Big 12 Championship

The West Virginia Mountaineers pulled off something no other team has managed to do this season, and is on their way to the Big 12 title game.

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The West Virginia Mountaineers survived a waived off last-second Buddy Hield half-court shot to defeat the Oklahoma Sooners 69-67 and advance to the Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship.

The Mountaineers managed to hold potential Naismith College Player of the Year Buddy Hield to 6 points in the game, his lowest point total on the season, and forced the Sooners to turn the ball over 21 times. West Virginia only shot 38% from the field compared to Oklahoma's 49%, but the Mountaineers capitalized off of second chance points with 14 offensive rebounds.

Jevon Carter lead the Mountaineers with 26 points and went 6-of-9 from 3-point territory. Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year Jaysean Paige was held scoreless until the second half, but finished with 10 points. Devin Williams contributed 9 points and had 11 rebounds.

West Virginia will face the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday at 6PM on ESPN to play for the Big 12 Conference Championship.

Full box score HERE

Quick Notes:

  • Oklahoma's 21 turnovers is most committed all season by the Sooners
  • The Mountaineers shot 81% from the charity stripe