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March 6, 2014

Senior’s big night lifts Sooners to win in home finale



West Virginia didn’t recover.

Juwan Staten’s bid for the Big 12 scoring title was rocketed with 24 points. However, he was the Mountaineers’ only dependable source of offense.

Guard Eron Harris, who was averaging 18.0 points when the game began, was limited to 28 minutes on the floor and just five points. He fouled out with two minutes left.

Brandon Williams added 14 points for West Virginia, which shot 42.2 percent (27 for 64), but was just 4 for 13 from 3-point range.

Jelon Hornbeak came off the bench to add 11 points for the Sooners. Four of those came at the free-throw line. There was a huge disparity at the charity stripe with OU going 15 for 20. The Mountaineers: 4 for 10.

Clark checked out with a minute remaining to a standing ovation.

“We kept battling and kept plugging,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “When you can figure out a way to win a Big 12 ballgame, you feel pretty good about it.

“Great to see Cam finish like he did. Great career. To see him have a double-double in his last home game and make big shots when we needed them badly, there are good memories there.”

If the Sooners win on Saturday at TCU, which is 0-17 in the conference, they will secure the No. 2 seed for next week’s Big 12 tournament.

John Shinn

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