No. 20 OU Falls at No. 17 West Virginia, 83-73

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 08, 2017
20/24 Oklahoma
K-State
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Oklahoma
17/16 WEST VIRGINIA
Stat Comparison
Category WVU OU
Points 83 73
FGM-A 32-61 27-67
FG% .525 .403
3 FGM-A 10-21 7-20
3 FG% .476 .350
FTM-A 9-14 12-17
FT% .643 .706
Rebounds 41 33
Assists 20 9
Turnovers 22 17
Blocks 6 4
Steals 10 11
Individual Leaders
Category WVU
OU
Points Martin - 18 Little - 17
Rebounds Montgomery - 14 Pierre-Louis - 6
Assists Ray - 10 Two Players - 3
Steals Montgomery - 4 Carter - 4
Blocks Montgomery - 4 Mulkey - 2

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – No. 20/24 Oklahoma could not overcome a slow start Sunday on the road at No. 17/16 West Virginia, falling, 83-73, to the Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum.

Down 42-25 at halftime, OU (12-4, 3-1 Big 12) mounted a comeback effort in the third quarter and eventually trimmed the deficit down to just five points at the 8:53 mark in the final frame, but West Virginia (14-2, 2-2 Big 12) would respond with five quick points to push its advantage back to double figures.

Peyton Little scored a team-high 17 points and finished with five rebounds, while Gabbi Ortiz added in 13 of her 15 points in the second half. Little is now just nine points away from becoming the 32nd Sooner to record 1,000 career points at Oklahoma.

T'ona Edwards contributed 11 points to finish in double figures for the fifth time this season. Vionise Pierre-Louis recorded nine points and a team-high six rebounds off the bench.

Despite 22 turnovers, West Virginia posted a .525 (32-61) shooting percentage, while the Sooners finished with a .403 clip (27-of-67) from the floor. The Mountaineers made the most of their chances from beyond the arc, knocking down 10 treys against OU.

OU was 7-of-20 (.350) from deep with Little and Ortiz hitting three triples apiece. The Mountaineers also won the rebounding battle, 41-33.

Tynice Martin led the Mountaineers with a game-high 18 points and chipped in 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. West Virginia's Lanay Montgomery also recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Chaina Ray picked up 10 assists for WVU.

The Sooners continue their road swing on Wednesday night at Iowa State. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT at Hilton Coliseum.

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