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Lattin's Tip Lifts No. 2 Oklahoma Past No. 11 W. Virginia

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Khadeem Lattin's tip-in with one second remaining gave No. 2 Oklahoma a 70-68 victory over No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday.

Buddy Hield scored 17 points, Jordan Woodard had 13 and Ryan Spangler added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Sooners (15-1, 4-1 Big 12).

Oklahoma is in position to move to No. 1 in the AP poll since top-ranked Kansas lost to West Virginia on Tuesday. It would be the Sooners' first No. 1 ranking since the March 13, 1990 poll. The Sooners won despite shooting a season-low 33.3 percent.

Jaysean Paige scored 18 points for West Virginia (15-2, 4-1), which was coming off the big win over Kansas. The Mountaineers were trying to become first team to beat No. 1 and No. 2 in consecutive game since Kansas beat North Carolina and Memphis in the 2008 Final Four.

West Virginia entered the day alone in first place in the Big 12.

Woodard grabbed an offensive rebound to set up Hield for a 3-pointer that gave the Sooners a 34-32 lead late in the first half. Hield blocked Jevon Carter's shot at the buzzer, and the teams were tied at 34 at the break.

A 3-pointer by Hield put the Sooners up 39-34 in the opening minutes of the second half.

Isaiah Cousins was called for a flagrant with 15:11 remaining. Paige made two free throws to put the Mountaineers up 42-41, and Daxter Miles, Jr. scored on the inbounds pass to make it a three-point lead for West Virginia.

The Mountaineers expanded their lead to seven before the Sooners rallied. Two free throws by Spangler gave Oklahoma the lead, and a 3-pointer by Woodard put the Sooners up 55-51 with about 9 minutes to play.


West Virginia: Missed its first five shots and didn't score for the first 2:38. ... Shot 48 percent in the first half. ... Committed 27 fouls.

Oklahoma: Five of the Sooners' eight first-half field goals were 3-pointers. ... Outscored West Virginia 13-3 at the free throw line in the first half. ... Lattin played just 6 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble.


West Virginia hosts Texas on Wednesday.

Oklahoma plays at No. 17 Iowa State on Monday.

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