Oklahoma fell at No. 15 West Virginia by a score of 77-60 in a Big 12 matchup Saturday.
Jawun Evans led OSU with 13 points – the freshman’s ninth game in double-figures. He also added five assists. Jeff Newberry had 12 points on 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point.
Jeffrey Carroll posted a career-high tying 11 boards on the day. The sophomore also scored 10 points for his first double-double of the year and the second of his career.
“They made 3s,” said OSU coach Travis Ford. “They had 10 more offensive rebounds than we did. We had a few too many turnovers, and we simply didn’t make our free throws, but they played well. They made shots. I think they made one or two more 3s than they normally make, but I was impressed with their team.”
“They were playing zone, and we were just passing it around,” said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. “It is hard not to pass it around when they are playing zone. We need to be able to do a better job of making looks. We didn’t shoot the ball very well. Our offensive rebounding carried us just like it normally does when people play zone.”
Saturday marked the first time this year OSU faced a team ranked in the top 25 of the AP Poll. The Cowboys are now 20-50 against AP ranked opponents in the Travis Ford era.