West Virginia Falls 76-62 To No. 3 Oklahoma. Drops Back In Big 12 Race

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia did almost everything it couldn't - and seemingly nothing that it could - in a lopsided loss to No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday.

The No. 10 Mountaineers failed to force turnovers, turned the ball over themselves and again couldn't rebound with the Sooners in the second game of the season series. Devin Williams, above, discusses his frustration, as well as the rebounding issues and how WVU can begin to offset the disadvantage it seems to have on longer rebounds, which often led to open OU three-pointers. Williams, who finished with 10 points and just three rebounds on 4-of-11 shooting, also delves into how Oklahoma made the Mountaineers uncomfortable on offense, and how it managed to snap the press. Williams also notes how he things WVU was worried about foul calls, and Oklahoma being the more physical team.

Tarik Phillip, below, also talks about the rebounding issues, and how West Virginia was routinely beaten for loose balls. The guard also dissects how the loss of Daxter Miles to a hamstring injury affected not only the depth, but some minutes in the backcourt, and how WVU canprogress moving forward after frcing just nine turnovers while committing 12 themselves, and how it must defend the three-pointer better over the final five games as they try to remain in contention for the second spot in the league tournament, even with OU owning a season sweep as the tiebreaker.

 


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