Thursday, March 6, 2014

MBB: Oklahoma Defeats West Virginia in Home Finale

Cameron Clark made his last home game at Oklahoma a memorable one.

The senior had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the 23rd-ranked Sooners defeat West Virginia 72-62 on Wednesday night.

It was Clark's highest-scoring game since Jan. 8. He received a standing ovation when he left with 30.9 seconds remaining.

"We got the win, so that's all I was really focused on," he said. "My teammates and coaches helped me go out there and just be aggressive. I'm just glad I could go out there and play well in my last home game, and got the win."

Buddy Hield scored 12 of his 13 points in the second half and Je'lon Hornbeak added 11 points for the Sooners (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), who split the season series with the Mountaineers.

Hield hit four 3-pointers, his only baskets of the game, during a torrid stretch of 3 minutes, 38 seconds, to put the Sooners up 59-50 with six minutes to play, and Oklahoma cruised from there.

"All I need is one to go down, and I feel like I can make all of them afterwards," Hield said. "That's the confidence I have."

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said the Mountaineers must have ignored the scouting report. (More at

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Stat Comparison
Category West Virginia OU
Points 62 72
FGM-A 27-64 23-55
FG% 42.2 41.8
3 FGM-A 4-13 11-30
3 FG% 30.8 36.7
FTM-A 4-10 15-20
FT% 40.0 75.0
Rebounds 39 37
Assists 10 13
Turnovers 12 11
Blocks 2 4
Steals 5 5
Individual Leaders
Category West Virginia OU
Points Staten - 24 Clark - 19
Rebounds Williams - 12 Clark - 10
Assists Staten - 3 Woodard - 4
Steals Williams - 2 Hornbeak - 2
Blocks Two Players - 1 Spangler - 2
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