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West Virginia Drops Second-Straight on Road Trip, Losing to Oklahoma State 67-60



West Virginia dropped their second-straight game on the road, falling to Oklahoma State late, 67-60. WVU’s loss on Monday night in Stillwater was their 11th-straight Big 12 road loss.

West Virginia (10-4, 0-2 Big 12) played carelessly for the second-straight game on both ends of the floor. WVU’s turnover problems appeared once again as the Mountaineers had 15 turnovers. Oklahoma State (9-5, 1-1 Big 12) scored 12 points off of WVU’s mistakes.

Free-throws once again shoot West Virginia in the foot down the stretch as Kedrian Johnson missed two and Emmitt Matthews missed one.

At one point, Oklahoma State led 37-24 early in the second half.

With 7:17 left in the game, WVU G Erik Stevenson hit his third-consecutive three-pointer to give West Virginia a 53-51 lead. This was their first lead of the game. As Stevenson was backpedaling to play defense, the officiating crew issued the fifth-year senior with a technical foul for a hand gesture.

Stevenson fouled out of the game just 90 seconds later finishing with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Monday night marked the second-straight game with Stevenson fouling out.

West Virginia’s offense, which has been impressive up to this point, struggled for the majority of the game against Oklahoma State. WVU shot 37 percent from the field and 17-fo-28 (61%) from the free-throw line.

WVU F Tre Mitchell was consistent for the Mountaineers on the offensive end, recording 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting and seven rebounds.

Emmitt Matthews picked up two quick fouls in the opening minutes and sat for the rest of the first half. Matthews was cautiously used through the remainder of the game as he picked up his fourth foul in the second half. Once Stevenson fouled out, Bob Huggins needed to put Matthews back in for some scoring.

Former WVU G Joe Mazzulla was in attendance at the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. Mazzulla’s Celtics are in the area to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Celtics G Marcus Smart was also in attendance, being an Oklahoma State great.

West Virginia will head back to Morgantown after a two-game road trip. Mountaineers will host No. 3 Kansas on Saturday at 6 p.m. ESPN+ will cary the broadcast.

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