James Bolden’s career-high performance wasn’t enough to power the West Virginia Mountaineers (8-8, 0-4) over the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-8, 2-2) Saturday afternoon in Morgantown, continuing the Mountaineers’ downward spiral in Big 12 Conference play.
Bolden posted a career-high 31 points on 10-of-17 shooting (4-of-9 3PT) and only committed one turnover. Derek Culver added another double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Lamont West and Jermaine Haley added 13 and 10 points, respectively. The seven other players that saw playing time this afternoon combined for a total of 8 points.
Bob Huggins’ attempt to inject some life into his Mountaineer squad via true freshman guard Trey Doomes failed to produce results. Doomes attempted one shot in his 8 minutes of play.
Notably absent from action today was senior forward Esa Ahmad and junior forward Wesley Harris.
West Virginia is now fully on track to get off to worst start in-conference in program history. The Mountaineers next four conference games come against No. 25 TCU in Ft. Worth, No. 7 Kansas and Baylor in Morgantown and No. 20 Iowa State in Ames. They’ll need to win one of the four to avoid making history.
The Mountaineers will take on the Horned Frogs this Tuesday. That game will be broadcast on ESPNU and will tip off at 7:00PM EST.