Oklahoma vs. West Virginia men's basketball: How to watch, three things to know, live updates

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The Oklahoma men's basketball team faces West Virginia on the road Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Sooners (12-7, 2-5 Big 12) are on a four-game losing streak following a 65-51 loss to No. 4-ranked Baylor, while the Mountaineers (16-2, 4-2 Big 12) are hoping to rebound from a 78-65 loss to Texas Tech. Here's a guide for Wednesday's contest and a lineup projection for both squads.

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How to watch OU vs. West Virginia

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia

Streaming: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD 721, Dish 143, DirecTV 209, U-verse 606/HD 1606)

Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7

Against the spread: Mountaineers by 1.5

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Oklahoma's Elijah Harkless (55) shoots a 3-point basket as Baylor's Kendall Brown (2) defends in the second half  during the men's college game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Baylor Bears at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.
Oklahoma's Elijah Harkless (55) shoots a 3-point basket as Baylor's Kendall Brown (2) defends in the second half during the men's college game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Baylor Bears at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.

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Three things to know about OU vs. West Virginia

► After totaling double-digit offensive rebounds in just four of its first 16 games, OU has reached this benchmark in each of its last three contests. The Sooners are averaging 10.7 offensive boards per game during that stretch, which plays into West Virginia's biggest weakness. The Mountaineers surrender an average of 11.6 offensive rebounds per game.

► OU committed a season-high 25 turnovers against Baylor, which were converted into 35 points on the other end. The Sooners must take better care of the ball against the Mountaineers, who force a turnover on 24.1% of their opponents' possessions. This ranks 14th in the country, according to KenPom.

► This is the 24th all-time meeting between OU and West Virginia. The Sooners hold a 14-9 lead in the series, and they've won the last four matchups. OU earned a 91-90 win over West Virginia in the most recent meeting on Feb. 13, 2021.

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Projected starters for OU vs. West Virginia

Oklahoma (12-7, 2-5 Big 12)

Pos. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts. — Reb.

G — Jordan Goldwire — 6-3 — R-Sr. — 9.3 — 3.6^^

G — Umoja Gibson — 6-1 — Sr. — 12.4 — 2.1

G — Elijah Harkless — 6-3 — Sr. — 9.9 — 4.6

F — Jalen Hill — 6-6 — Jr. — 9.4 — 6.3

C — Tanner Groves — 6-10 — Sr. — 12.7 — 5.9

West Virginia (13-5, 2-4 Big 12)

Pos. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts. — Reb.

G — Kedrian Johnson — 6-3 — Sr. — 4.5 — 1.9^

G — Sean McNeil — 6-3 — Sr. — 14 — 2.8

G — Taz Sherman — 6-4 — 5-Yr. — 18.9 — 2.6^^

F — Jalen Bridges — 6-7 — So. — 8.7 — 5.4

F — Isaiah Cottrell — 6-10 — R-Fr. — 4.1 — 2.7

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Justin Martinez, Staff writer

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