Connect with us

Big 12

Hoopin’ Around the Big 12: WVU’s Win Over Oakland Looks Even Better



As the first week of college basketball comes to a close, let’s take a look around the Big 12 Conference and see how the rest of West Virginia’s foes are doing so far.

Notable Big 12 Results – Week One

Tuesday, November 9

No. 3 Kansas 87, Michigan State 74
West Virginia 60, Oakland 53


Friday, Nov. 12:

Oakland 56, Oklahoma State 55
Iowa State 60, Oregon State 50
West Virginia 74, Pitt 59


Saturday, Nov. 13:

No. 1 Gonzaga 86, No. 5 Texas 74

For West Virginia fans, the silver lining is that Oakland defeated Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Friday night. A lot of WVU fans were concerned about the play against the Golden Grizzlies during the season opener but it appears as Oakland will be a competitive team in the Horizon League, and could end up being a resume building win for the Mountaineers come March.

Kansas appears to be the deepest team in all of America. With Arizona State transfer Remy Martin running the offense with Christian Braun, Ochai Agbaji, David McCormick and others, the Jayhawks have great depth that goes all the way down the bench. Kansas won’t really have a challenge until a potential date with Alabama during Thanksgiving weekend.

Saturday night was a bad night to be a Texas fan. Following the loss in football to Kansas, the Longhorns’ basketball team was blown out by Gonzaga in Spokane. Texas’ interior defense could not handle the presence of Drew Timme and Chet Holmgren. No need to worry in Austin, as Chris Beard knows how to turn a team around very quickly. It will be interesting throughout the season how he manages the mix of transfers with the returning players from Shaka Smart’s team.

Iowa State defeated Oregon State, which is the sneakiest win for the conference this week. Iowa State won all of two games last season and just defeated a team that made an Elite-8 run in March.


Welcome to the new home of WVU football and basketball breaking news, analysis and recruiting. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. And don't forget to subscribe for all of our articles delivered directly to your inbox.

Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Get WVSN in your mailbox!

Enter your email address to subscribe to WVSN and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Sign up for the best in WVU sports!

Subscribe to WVSN today and get all of our posts directly in your inbox the second they're published.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend