The Mountaineers (13-17, 6-11 Big 12) trimmed a 17-point deficit down to three in the opening minutes of the second half and were within four with 5 minutes left before Andrew Fitzgerald converted a three-point play off a driving layup before hitting a jumper on back-to-back possessions. Pledger followed with a 3-pointer that circled the rim before falling in to make it 76-64 with 3:16 remaining.
Sam Grooms tied his career best with 10 assists for the Sooners (20-9, 11-6), who moved another step closer to an NCAA tournament bid.
Time to hit the reset button for Aggies basketball
Texas A&M's Buzz Williams says that after a year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for his team to start over.
Wheeler, Howard share lofty goals at Kentucky
Newcomer Sahvir Wheeler, veteran Rhyne Howard are both looking for big seasons from their respective UK basketball programs.
UCLA Bruins men's basketball coach Mick Cronin a winner at Santa Anita
So Very Smart, a filly co-owned by UCLA coach Mick Cronin, won the $63K feature at Santa Anita on Friday.