Less star first-year recruit Cade Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State actually discovered some invite force going into the postseason.
Sophomore Avery Anderson III scored a profession-high 31 focuses and the Cowboys, with Cunningham passing on the customary season finale due to a hyper-extended lower leg, beat No. 6 West Virginia 85-80 on Saturday.
Oklahoma State has won six of seven heading into the Big 12 competition.
“We’re not done at this point,” Anderson said. “We have significantly more before us that we’re attempting to demonstrate. What’s more, when we get back good to go, it will be something to watch.”
The Cowboys (18-7, 11-7) compensated for the deficiency of Cunningham and Isaac Likekele by discovering openings in the guard for simple layups, shooting 58% from the floor and outhustling West Virginia for bounce back.
Cunningham harmed his left lower leg late in a misfortune to No. 3 Baylor on Thursday. Likekele additionally sat out for the 6th time in seven games with a hand injury.
Venturing up were Anderson, who blew past his past high of 17 focuses recently, and rookie Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, who got done with 18 focuses on 7 of 10 shooting.
“It’s loads of fun when you have a gathering of folks who care about one another,” Oklahoma State mentor Mike Boynton said. “Man, winning is difficult. Be that as it may, it’s positively pleasant going out and about and banding together the manner in which we did under certain conditions which I’m certain individuals were effectively able to take the other group in the present matchup.”
The Cowboys’ Kalib Boone added 12 focuses while his twin sibling, Keylan, scored 11.
Taz Sherman drove West Virginia (18-8, 11-6 Big 12) with 20 focuses. Derek Culver added 14 focuses, Miles McBride scored 12 and Emmitt Matthews 11.