NCAA Basketball Oklahoma vs West Virginia
College Fantasy Basketball preview
# 3 Oklahoma Sooners will travel to Morgantown to battle # 11 West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday afternoon. FanPicks is proud to bring you this NCAA College Basketball matchup preview. Come enjoy daily College Fantasy Basketball news at Fanpicks ahead of this upcoming March Madness 2016.
Oklahoma Sooners are coming into this game hoping to avoid a 3rd straight loss overall. They fell to Kansas State 2 weeks ago and fell to Kansas last weekend in a heartbreaker before dropping to unranked Texas Tech 65-63. This slump and vulnerability on the road as pushed the Sooners slump to third place in the BIG 12 standings, 1 game behind the Mountaineers and 2 behind Kansas with only 5 games in the season remaining. The Sooners were outrebounded against Kansas and Kansas State as well crucial moments late in the game against Texas Tech. They’re still in the mix for the # 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament but will unfortunately play 3 or their last 5 regular season games on the road. The Sooners have lost their last 2 trips to Morgantown.
The last time they met, the Mountaineers’ aggressive defence forced and held the Sooners’ defense to its worst shooting performances of the season (33.3% from the field) limiting Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield to only a 17 pts. Shutting down the 3rd ranked Sooners’ 3 guard lineup will be much harder this time if Daxter Miles Jr. and Jaysean Paige aren’t present due to injuries. West Virginia’s 18.6 turnovers per game ranks second in the country, leads the Big 12 in scoring defense (65.6) and on top of that leads the entire nation with 10.2 steals per contest. This game will be an opportunity for either team to make a statement ahead of the highly anticipate NCAA Tournament next month.