West Virginia (9-9, 2-3) looks to build on the momentum from Wednesday's victory over TCU as they head to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State (12-5, 2-3). Meanwhile, the Cowboys are coming off a disappointing loss to Baylor and looking to get back to .500 in Big12 Conference play.
The game is set for a 1:00PM ET tip and will be shown on ESPNU.
Here are three keys to a Mountaineer victory today.
1. Pick One and Shut Him Down - The Cowboys' success is centered around their trio of stars: Le'Bryan Nash, Marcus Smart and Markel Brown. In their five losses, two of those players still had big nights, but one was taken out of their game. If West Virginia can pick one and shut him down, they'll have a better chance of success.
2. Box Out and Grab Some Boards - In Oklahoma State's 12 wins, they have out-rebounded their opponents by an amazing 106 rebounds. In their five losses, they've lost the battle of the boards each game for a total deficit of 39 rebounds.
3. Get Up and Pressure The Ball - Bob Huggins touched on it numerous times this week: it's essential that his team get ball pressure. The difference in the defense between the Purdue game and TCU game was blatantly obvious, and the Mountaineers need to bring the same intensity today as they did against the Horned Frogs.
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