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Jalen Bridges scores 22, West Virginia tops Oklahoma State

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Jan 11, 2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Taz Sherman (12) drives past Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Bryce Williams (14) during the second half at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Taz Sherman (12) drives past Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Bryce Williams (14) during the second half at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Bridges scored 22 points to lead West Virginia to a 70-60 home win over Oklahoma State in a Big 12 contest on Tuesday.

Taz Sherman scored 13 points, Sean McNeil had 12 points and Gabe Osabuohien added 12 points and eight rebounds for West Virginia (13-2, 2-1).

Bryce Williams scored 12 points and Isaac Likekele added 11 points in defeat for Oklahoma State (8-6, 1-2), which has lost three of its last four games.

West Virginia held a 34-23 lead at halftime, and then built its lead to 16 points at 51-35 with 12:20 remaining in the game.

Oklahoma State did manage to rally, going on an 11-2 run over the next 4:23 to cut West Virginia’s lead to 53-46 with 8:01 left.

But the Mountaineers halted Oklahoma State’s momentum with a big run of their own, going on a 10-0 surge to take a 64-47 lead with 5:02 remaining.

Oklahoma State ended the game on a 10-2 run over the final 4:09, but it was too little, too late at that point.

The big difference in the game was the free-throw line.

West Virginia went 21 of 22 from the foul line, while Oklahoma State went 9 of 15.

The Cowboys shot 39.7% from the field overall, 26.3% from 3-point range and committed 17 turnovers.

West Virginia shot 37.3% from the field overall and also went 26.3% from 3-point range.

After a slow start offensively for each team, West Virginia went on a 6-0 surge midway through the first half to take an 18-12 lead with 8:54 remaining until halftime.

The Mountaineers continued to build their lead from there, going on a 10-2 run to take a 27-16 lead with 5:48 left in the first half and grabbing a 32-18 lead with 3:12 to play until halftime.

–Field Level Media