WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile-Cellphone and PDA Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr


Mountaineers Fall Short In Upset Attempt

January 11, 2014

EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO
C L I C K   T O   P L A Y


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Markel Brown hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds to lift No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 73-72 win over West Virginia on Saturday.

The Cowboys (14-2, 2-1 Big 12) trailed for most of the game, but got solid efforts from their top two scorers in the final minutes.

Marcus Smart had 22 points and 13 rebounds. Le'Bryan Nash added 18 points and Brown finished with 12.

Terry Henderson scored a season-high 21 points for West Virginia (10-6, 2-1), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped. Juwan Staten added 20 points and Devin Williams had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

West Virginia's Eron Harris, Smart, Brown and Staten represented four of the top six scorers in the conference. Harris finished with 11 points, more than seven below his average.

Henderson's 3-pointer put the Mountaineers ahead 72-70 with 1:14 remaining.

Freshman Nathan Adrian, who's been mired in a shooting slump, sent the home crowd into a frenzy with a block of Nash's shot attempt with 1:04 to go and West Virginia got the ball back on the tie-up.

But Staten missed a layup with 27 seconds left and Smart sent a pass to Brown, who made the go-ahead shot from the top left side of the circle.

Staten missed another layup in traffic in the closing seconds.

Oklahoma State gave up a season high for points in the first half for the third straight game, but took advantage of a pair of West Virginia turnovers and went on an 8-2 run to open the second half for its first lead 47-43 with 16:22 left.

Smart went to the bench with his third foul with 12:04 left, and the Cowboys did just fine without him.

Oklahoma State went on a 7-0 run, with Brown stealing a pass from Brandon Watkins and dunking the ball uncontested for a 57-52 lead with 10:24 left.

Smart returned from the sideline after three minutes and kept the Cowboys' momentum going with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer.

West Virginia attempted just two free throws during its first-half run, but started getting free throws midway through the second half. The Mountaineers needed them because they made just one field goal over a 10-minute stretch after halftime.

Henderson broke the drought with a 3-pointer and Staten made a layup 32 seconds later to tie the score at 67-67 with 4:21 left. Each team made two field goals the rest of the game in a physical finish.

West Virginia set the tempo from the onset, leading by as many as eight in the first half before Oklahoma State got its act together with a 15-4 run to tie it. Devin Williams' turnaround jumper with 2 seconds left put West Virginia ahead 41-39 at halftime.


MORE SPORTS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS

MU Offense Sharp
August 17, 2014
Eyewitness Sports Photo
Read Sports Story-Watch Sports Video

WVU Looking Reverse Fortunes
August 14, 2014
Eyewitness Sports Photo
Read Sports Story-Watch Sports Video

Meet The Herd
August 10, 2014
Eyewitness Sports Photo
Read Sports Story-Watch Sports Video


Sports News WVU, MU Full Steam Ahead
August 3, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Miller On A Mission
August 2, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Trickett Leading The Way
August 1, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News WVU Opens Fall Camp
July 31, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News WVU Football: Camp Set To Begin
July 30, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Charges Dropped Against WVU RB
July 30, 2014
Sports News Campaign For Cato: MU Star's Heisman Quest Is Launched
July 30, 2014
Sports News Historic Day: Artie Sports Museum Opens
July 29, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News It's A Brees
July 27, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Grooms Booted By Marshall
July 26, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Grooms Is Gone; MU Running Back Dismissed
July 26, 2014
Sports News Marching Orders: Saints Open Camp In WV
July 26, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Brand Name: Christian Brand Wins WV Open
July 25, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News WV Open Day 2: Where There's A Will, There's A Way
July 25, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Saints Open Camp In West Virginia
July 25, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News WV Open Day 1: Berner & Hess Share Lead
July 23, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Sports Shrine: Williams Ready To Unveil Project
July 22, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Saint Greenbrier: Training Camp Facility Impressive
July 22, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Switz Now A Sophomore
July 20, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Braves Top Power 7-2
July 19, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News MU Picked To Win C-USA East
July 17, 2014
Sports News Noon Time Matchup: WVU And Maryland On Sept. 13
July 17, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News All-Star Time: St. Albans In Championship
July 16, 2014
Sports News What Up Doc? Holliday Gets Extension
July 15, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Homestand Ends For Power: Return On Friday
July 14, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Swim Meet Concludes: South Hills Takes Title
July 14, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Tennis Anyone? Public Courts Turns 55
July 13, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Open Season: 81st State Open Looms
July 11, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Moran A State Golf Fixture
July 9, 2014    Watch Video
Sports News Anania's Classic: Hurricane Native Loved The Moment
July 8, 2014    Watch Video



Fugitive Files
Wanted: Aug. 19, 2014 You Can Help!
Fugitive Fugitive Fugitive Seen them? Call 888-720-TIPS
Details about these Fugitives

Behind The Kitchen Door
August 14, 2014
Hometown Country Diner, Clendenin; Rockin' Robins Burgers & Shakes, Clendenin; Fat Patty's, Huntington makes the list. Find out who has violations and who gets the Clean Kitchen Award!
Story and Video








Countdown To Kickoff


W.Va. Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News





Send Mail Send email to sports@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness Sports.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.