Sooners Stun No. 7 WVU in OT Thriller

Associated Press
By Associated Press
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Stat Comparison
Category WVU OU
Points  87 89 
FGM-A  31-71  35-71
FG% .437  .493 
3 FGM-A 7-25  4-16 
3 FG% .280  .250 
FTM-A 18-29  15-21 
FT% .621  .714 
Rebounds 44  41 
Assists 17  11 
Turnovers 13  12 
Blocks  9  5
Individual Leaders
Category WVU OU
Points  Carter - 23  Woodard - 20
Rebounds  Carter - 11 Doolittle - 7 
Assists  Carter - 6  Woodard - 5
Steals  Carter - 2  Woodard - 4
Blocks  Adrian - 2  Lattin - 4

 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night.

Woodard scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime in his second start since missing four games with an injury.

After scoring 27 points in a win over Texas Tech on Saturday, Woodard made a jumper with 3.1 seconds left in regulation that tied it at 77-77, then made two baskets in the final minute of overtime to send the Mountaineers (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) to their first home loss of the season.

Freshman Kameron McGusty added 17 points for Oklahoma (8-9, 2-4) in just his third start of the season. Sophomore Jamuni McNeace had a career-high 14 points for Oklahoma and Rashard Odomes added 13.

After Jevon Carter tied it with a free throw with 7.8 seconds left in overtime, Woodard drove the lane and scored as he fell. West Virginia threw the ball way on the ensuing inbounds play.

Carter scored a season-high 23 points for West Virginia. Nathan Adrian added 14 and Elijah Macon had a season-high 13 for the Mountaineers.

Oklahoma stormed back from a 14-point deficit with an 18-3 run to tie it at 69-69 with 4:18 left in regulation, and Woodard scored all six of Oklahoma's final points. He was fouled on his last shot attempt of regulation but missed a free throw that would have won it.

Oklahoma used a taller starting lineup and manhandled West Virginia inside in the first half, but the Mountaineers changed that after halftime with aggressive play to the basket. West Virginia made five free throws in the first 2 minutes — as many as it did in the entire first half.

Eight of West Virginia's first 10 baskets of the second half were layups and short bank shots. Carter finished off a 14-0 run with a fast-break layup for a 66-51 lead with 8:57 left.

Oklahoma quickly got back in the game over the next 4 minutes.