Oklahoma stuns West Virginia

SONG SELECTION:

High Highs, “How Could You Know”

From the Cascades album released February 5, 2016 on the Never Leave Never Sleep/Play It Again Sam label.

For a team struggling to fill the shoes left behind by Buddy Hield, the Sooners came up huge in Morgantown

Jordan Woodard’s coast-to-coast layup with 2.2 seconds left gave Oklahoma a stunning 79-77 overtime win at West Virginia.  For the Sooners, it has been a very trying year with winning only 8 of their first 17 games.

The Mountaineers attempted to force another overtime, but the long pass from the opposing baseline did not touch any player on the way down.  Even worse, West Virginia missed 4 charity tosses in nine attempts during the extra session.  The Mountaineers headed into this game 303rd in the nation in terms of overall free-throw percentage.  The Mountaineers ended up hitting 18 of 29 for a rather paltry 62 percent.

Next up for West Virginia, they travel west to Kansas State on Saturday and return home for a titanic showdown with Kansas next Tuesday.

Fordham wins at the buzzer

History was made in New York City on Wednesday night as Antwoine Anderson hit a jumper at the buzzer for Fordham’s first ever victory against VCU.  The Rams never led in regulation but managed to stay close in spite of losing 69-97.

Overtime the major theme in the Missouri Valley

Northern Iowa edged out Loyola of Chicago 72-69 in two overtimes, while Drake outlasted Southern Illinois 88-84 in one overtime period.

Elsewhere in the Missouri Valley…

Deontae Hawkins came up huge with 20 points and Paris Lee played a very smart game with 14 points and six steals in a rather easy 69-49 win at neighborhood rival Bradley.

Florida State continues to impress

Notre Dame is the latest to suffer a loss in ACC play, after the Seminoles got a much needed boost from Johnathan Issac scoring 17 of his game high 23 points in the second half in a close-shave 83-80 victory over the Fighting Irish in Tallahassee.

Both teams are 5-1 in conference play and the Seminoles are one game ahead of the Irish for overall record (17-2 as opposed to 16-3).

Cincinnati stayed hot, edging out Temple at home 81-74 to go to 16-2 overall, and remain undefeated in the American Athletic Conference at 6-0.

Hope to chime in again sometime over the weekend.  Please try to stay dry, everybody.

 

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