No. 9 West Virginia can’t complete comeback, falls to Oklahoma

No. 9 WVU men's basketball falls on the road to Oklahoma.
No. 9 WVU men's basketball falls on the road to Oklahoma.(wdtv)
Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 9:14 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - No. 9 West Virginia came back from an 18-point deficit, but ultimately fell short in a battle with Oklahoma.

The 75-71 loss marked the Mountaineers’ second straight Big 12 loss, to fall to 1-2 in league play so far this season.

Umoja Gibson scored 29 points for the Sooners, including shooting eight of 11 from three-point range.

West Virginia red-shirt freshman guard Jalen Bridges made his first start of the year, replacing Oscar Tshiebwe, who left the team due to personal reasons. Bridges scored a career-high 19 points.

The Mountaineers finished the game strong, outscoring the Sooners by 14 in the second half.

Next up for West Virginia is a visit to Stillwater to play Oklahoma State Monday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m.

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