The Sooners controlled the game from the tip off till halftime, but the Mountaineers trimmed a 17 point deficit down to three in the first minutes of the second half. The Mountaineers were also only down by four with minutes left in the game but couldn’t pull out the win.
Eron Harris for the Mountaineers did everything he could to try to secure the win in the second half, but came up short. He shot great from the 3-point line by hitting four out of his five 3-pointers in the second half. He ended up leading the Mountaineers with 24 points. His teammate Deniz Kilicli scored 20 to help their losing cause.
The Sooners should get a at-large bid for the NCAA tournament by the way they have been playing and by their record this season. They play terrific at home in front of the Sooner fans who chant Boomer Sooner back and forth.
The two guys pictured above have been very impressive as the season progressed. Tonight, both Romero Osby and Steven Pledger scored over 20 points and helped seal this victory by some impressive plays.
Osby has been the workhorse for these Sooners this season. He has scored in double figures the last eight games and put on a clinic tonight. He was aggressive to the ball and on defense. He grabbed six boards and scored 26 points.
His counterpart Pledger scored 23 points with eight boards. Pledger has been a force to stop this season, and tonight was no different. Even Sam Grooms got into the picture by tying his career best with 10 assists.
Sooners coach Lon Kruger has got this team to believe in themselves and focused on the postseason. They have the momentum going and the passion brewing inside.