West Virginia Mountaineers
The Sooners committed a season-high 22 turnovers, due in large part to West Virginia’s pressure, and never led in an 86-65 loss to the Mountaineers on Tuesday night.
Nneka Enemkpali had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and the Longhorns stayed unbeaten with a tough 61-55 win over West Virginia on Wednesday night.
The usually bounce in West Virginia’s steps was missing, but it was enough for the Mountaineers to beat Texas Tech by a score of 78-67 on Monday night.
Texas A&M and West Virginia enter Monday’s Liberty Bowl knowing plenty about each other, even though they’ve never met.
West Virginia will make its first Liberty Bowl appearance in half a century when it meets Texas A&M on Dec. 29.
Three years ago, the Horned Frogs and the Mountaineers were on their way to defending titles in different conferences. They then joined the Big 12 together.
Bryce Petty got knocked around and struggled to find his targets, Baylor piled up the penalties and the Bears’ undefeated season came to a grinding halt.
The winner has reached 70 points and 800 yards of offense each time in their only two meetings, and another big offensive show could be in store Saturday when No. 4 Baylor meets the Mountaineers.
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Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raiders started Big 12 play 4-0 in 2013. It’s been a different story in Kingsbury’s second season.
The Sooners overcame their first deficit of the season to quiet a crowd at West Virginia, and now Oklahoma will use a bye week to try to build on a solid start to the season.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said on Friday, at the end of the league’s spring meetings, that the eight continuing members of the league will each get about $23 million.