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Sooners Use Big Second Half To Surge Past Mountaineers, 76-62

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It took four and a half games, but the Sooners seemingly have snapped out of their slump. After making just one three pointer in the first half, Oklahoma turned on the jets in the second half and converted seven of them. They scored 48 points in the last 20 minutes, which is a big confidence booster for this team after losing three of their past four.

Buddy Hield scored 29 points and converted five of 11 three pointers. Isaiah Cousins added 12 points and eight rebounds, and Jordan Woodard scored 11 points and had six assists. Khadeem Lattin had a great game, scoring nine points and grabbing 13 rebounds to go with six blocks. The sophomore played a big role in today's win along with Ryan Spangler who made every single shoot he took today, three field goals and two free throws.

Woodard and Spangler had a technical foul, leading to West Virginia points. But the Sooners overcame a couple of runs by the Mountaineers and took control of the game with a couple minutes left. They took care of the ball well and outrebounded West Virginia, 48-37. More importantly, the Sooners held them to just 33% on field goals behind tough defense. Good defense is what can save the Sooners when they aren't shooting lights out on three pointers, which is what happened today.

Oklahoma is now 21-5 on the season and 9-5 in Big 12 play. They're in second place right now, tied with Baylor and the Mountaineers. Their next game is this upcoming Wednesday against Oklahoma State, who nearly upset the Sooners earlier in the season in Stillwater.