OU falls short in overtime
OU forward Tyler Neal
OU forward Tyler Neal
Sooners Illustrated
Posted Feb 5, 2014

It was another tight battle in the Big 12, but OU came out on the wrong end of a 91-86 overtime decision at West Virginia.

MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Oklahoma didn’t arrive for its basketball game at West Virginia until less than 90 minutes before tipoff.

It almost didn’t matter as the Sooners were close to escaping Morgantown with a victory. But some heroics by the Mountaineers coupled with an uneven overtime led to a 91-86 loss to West Virginia on Saturday night.

The 21st-ranked Sooners (17-6, 6-4) trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half and were down 77-70 in the final minutes. But a Ryan Spangler basket followed by a free throw gave OU a 79-78 lead.

OU led 81-78 when West Virginia’s Eron Harris drained a 3-pointer with 20.2 seconds left. Jordan Woodard dribbled the rest of the clock before passing to Isaiah Cousins, whose 3-pointer was off target to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, it was all Harris once again. He hit two more 3-pointers en route to a game-high 28 points and OU couldn’t answer back.

The loss spoiled a great effort by Woodard, who led the team with 23 points and eight assists. Senior Tyler Neal had a season-high 16 points coming off the bench.

The Sooners were scheduled to arrive in Morgantown on Tuesday night but flight delays had the team scrambling into the early hours of the morning and OU didn’t leave New Jersey until mid-afternoon Wednesday.

Following back-to-back road losses, OU heads back to Lloyd Noble Center for a showdown against Baylor on Saturday.

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