Bob Huggins wasn’t the only one to fall on Saturday evening.
Phil Forte’s foul shooting heroics lead to yet another upset by a team from the Sooner State against a seventh-ranked West Virginia team.
The Mountaineers (18-5) score 31 points off of 19 Oklahoma State turnovers, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the fact that they were unable to score in the paint and shot 36% from beyond the arc.
Despite the loss, Lamont West had a season-high 21 points, 18 coming from three point range. Tarik Phillip also finished in double figures with 15.
Elijah Macon led the team in rebounds with 5 and had this unbelievable dunk in the first half.
Esa Ahmad was 0 for 3 from the field and had no rebounds in his 14 minutes.
Oklahoma State (15-8) have become the hottest team in the Big 12 and is currently on a five game winning streak that includes wins over Arkansas and TCU, probable tournament teams.
Jeffrey Carroll led the Pokes with 20, 13 of which came before the first media timeout. Jawun Evans added 18 and Forte finished with 13.
The highlight of the game came from a one-handed slam by OSU’s Devon Dillard.
West Virginia returns to action on Wednesday at 9:00 ET on ESPN2 when they will attempt to avenge their OT loss at home against Oklahoma.