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Oklahoma 83, West Virginia 70 / Final

Wed, March 6, 2013 9:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Big 12  
Location: Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK  
Mountaineers (70)
Sooners (83)
Score by Half: West Virginia 28-42 - 70   Oklahoma 39-44 - 83  
Team Rebounds: West Virginia 6, Oklahoma 5
Officials: Tom O'Neill, John Higgins, Terry Oglesby
Attendance: 5,426
Top Performances
1Romero Osby (OU) 26 pts (9/14 fg), 1/1 3fg, 6 reb
2Steven Pledger (OU) 23 pts (7/14 fg), 5/10 3fg, 8 reb
3Eron Harris (WV) 23 pts (8/17 fg), 5/10 3fg, 4 reb
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before WV 1561 (#13), OU 1697 (#61)  After WV 1550 (#13), OU 1708 (#61)
ELO Points Transfer: 11
AP Game Recap

NORMAN, Okla. -- Romero Osby scored 26 points, Steven Pledger chipped in 23 and Oklahoma led wire to wire for the fourth straight home game, beating West Virginia 83-70 on Wednesday night.

The Mountaineers (13-17, 6-11 Big 12) trimmed a 17-point deficit down to three in the opening minutes of the second half and were within four with 5 minutes left before Andrew Fitzgerald converted a three-point play off a driving layup before hitting a jumper on back-to-back possessions. Pledger followed with a 3-pointer that circled the rim before falling in to make it 76-64 with 3:16 remaining.

Sam Grooms tied his career best with 10 assists for the Sooners (20-9, 11-6), who moved another step closer to an NCAA tournament bid.

Eron Harris had four of his five 3-pointers in the second half and led West Virginia with 23 points.

GameFlo
Biggest Lead: OU +17   Run: WV 16-3 (1-01:32 to 2-16:48)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Oklahoma, 3-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Oklahoma, 9-8 Since 2006: Oklahoma, 10-9
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