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WVU looks to sweep OU

February 28, 2019

West Virginia (11-17, 3-12) vs. Oklahoma (17-11, 5-10)

Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma seeks revenge on West Virginia after dropping the first matchup in Morgantown. The teams last met on Feb. 2, when the Mountaineers shot 42.4 percent from the field while holding Oklahoma’s shooters to just 42 percent on the way to a 79-71 victory.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Oklahoma’s Christian James has averaged 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds while Brady Manek has put up 11.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. For the Mountaineers, Derek Culver has averaged 11.9 points and 9.7 rebounds while Sagaba Konate has put up 10.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.

JUMPING FOR JAMES: James has connected on 33.3 percent of the 168 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 20 over the last three games. He’s also converted 76.8 percent of his foul shots this season.

WINLESS WHEN: Oklahoma is 0-8 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 17-3 when it scores at least 64.

LONG-RANGE THREAT: West Virginia’s Lamont West has attempted 142 3-pointers and connected on 31.7 percent of them, and is 6 for 21 over his last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: West Virginia has attempted the ninth-most free throws in all of Division I. The Mountaineers have averaged 25.1 free throws per game and 27.3 per game over their last three games.

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