Setting the stage: West Virginia at No. 23 OU

Four weeks ago West Virginia bested OU in overtime in Morgantown. Now the Sooners look to even up the score.

With OU firmly entrenched in its Big 12 conference play, SoonersIllustrated.com is going to preview each of the Sooners conference games.

West Virginia (16-13, 8-8) at No. 23 Oklahoma (21-8, 10-6)

When: 8 p.m. CST

Last game: In front of one of the best crowds of the season, the Sooners took care of business against Texas in a 77-65 victory. West Virginia snapped a three-game skid with an 81-59 win against TCU.

What to watch for: The scenario is a lot different for this one compared to the first time these two teams met. OU had horrific travel issues and didn't get to the arena until 90 minutes before tipoff. Obviously that won't be a problem Wednesday.

OU made a big second half comeback only to see Eron Harris shoot the Mountaineers back in it during the closing seconds and carry the day in overtime in West Virginia's win four weeks ago so you know OU won't be overlooking anything.

This will be the final home game for seniors Cameron Clark and Tyler Neal even though senior day festivities were held Saturday. Clark is coming off an uneven performance against Texas and obviously would love to end on a high note.

As OU's guards go, so goes the team more times than not. That's a good thing as Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins continue to lead the way offensively and now defensively as well.

Scouting the Mountaineers: You can't go through this conference and not suffer a tough two weeks. West Virginia was 7-5 in conference and being talked about as a bubble team before losing three of its last four.

Talk Mountaineers, and it all starts with electric guard Juwan Staten who can do a little bit of everything on the floor. He leads the team in scoring at 18 points per game and leads the conference with 5.9 assists per game.

Harris also averages 18 points per game and makes nearly three 3-pointers per contest, shooting 42 percent for the season on his 3-point field goals.

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