On a day when both Kansas and Baylor lose, West Virginia had a golden opportunity to make up ground in the Big 12 as they welcomed in Oklahoma State.
The visiting Cowboys jumped out to a 15-4 lead, but WVU responded with a 10-0 run of their own. Redshirt freshman Lamont West had a big first half, connecting on five of seven three pointers, and the Mountaineers went into the intermission with a 44-40 lead.
In the second half, both teams traded leads, neither really taking control until the Cowboys went on a 7-0 run with about three minutes to go.
West Virginia falls 82-75 and miss out on a chance to make up ground in the conference.