January 5, 2013

Kilicli ready for challenge

West Virginia (7-5) will look to avenge an early season loss to Oklahoma (9-3) in the Old Spice Classic Saturday inside the Coliseum and senior center Deniz Kilicli expects to see much more efficient Sooners team than the first meeting.

In the first meeting the Mountaineers fell 77-70 to the Sooners, and with over a month to prepare, Kilicli expects it to be a stiffer challenge against a more refined and seasoned Oklahoma squad that's had time to gel by playing more games together. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. and the matchup will mark the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.

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