On Jan. 2, the Oklahoma Sooners picked up a marquee win against the top-10 West Virginia Mountaineers — the first of four top-10 victories in the month of January. Today, OU looks to make it a sweep in Morgantown, and they’ll attempt the feat with Alondes Williams back in the fold.
No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (12-5, 7-4 Big 12) at No. 14 West Virginia (14-5, 7-3 Big 12): 12 p.m. CT at the WVU Coliseum
Live Stream (no standard TV for this one): Big 12 Now ESPN+
Commentary: Mark Neely and Chris Spatola
Radio: Sooner Sports Radio Network (KRXO 107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Tune In Radio App) with Toby Rowland and Kevin Henry announcing
Line: West Virginia -3.5 (as of 11 a.m. CT)
Entering today’s game, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm has the Sooners as a No. 4 seed in his most recent bracket, while ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has OU as a No. 5 seed. Meanwhile, OU sits at No. 20 in the NCAA’s NET Rankings, which would be the equivalent of a No. 5 seed.
West Virginia’s big frontcourt would typically seem to be a real issue for this OU program, but the Sooners have held their own in the paint over the past three meetings in the series (all OU wins). Manek has actually shown a bit of an edge in the paint in recent outings, which obviously bodes well. However, he has his work cut out for him against the 6’10”, 255 Derek Culver, and I think the ‘Eers snap the streak.
West Virginia 74, Oklahoma 68