NORMAN, Okla.–Lamont West scored 17 points as No. 19 West Virginia hung on to defeat No. 17 Oklahoma 75-73, snapping the Sooners 11-game winning streak at the Lloyd Noble Center on Monday.
Sagaba Konate had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Esa Ahmad tallied 14 points and Jevon Carter added 10.
Trae Young scored 32 points and Brady Manek chipped in 12.
The Mountaineers (18-6, 7-4 Big 12) swept the regular-season series and moved within a half-game of conference co-leaders Kansas and Texas Tech.
Oklahoma (16-7, 6-5) trailed by as many as 11 and pulled within 74-73 with 24.3 seconds remaining on Rashard Odomes’ layup.
Ahmad made a free throw with 13 seconds to play and the Sooners struggled to beat WVU’s defense and get the ball down court.
Odomes missed the lay-in as the clock expired.
At the start of the second half, the Mountaineers failed to score for over five minutes.
WVU forced 15 turnovers and had nine steals.
The Mountaineers had a 38-36 advantage on the glass.
West started the game going 5-for-6 from 3-point land.
Young, the nation’s leader in assists (9.7 apg), finished the night with just one.
WVU shot 42 percent from the field, 36 percent from 3 and made 6-of-9 from the charity stripe.
Oklahoma shot 45 percent from the floor, 38 percent from beyond the arc and made 17-of-19 from the free throw line.
The Mountaineers return home on Saturday afternoon to take on Oklahoma State.
Cover Photo Credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS