College basketball roundup: West Virginia upsets Oklahoma

February 5, 2014 

Eron Harris scored 26 of his 28 points after halftime and West Virginia outlasted No. 21 Oklahoma 91-86 in overtime Wednesday night.

Juwan Staten added 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Mountaineers (14-9, 6-4 Big 12), who won their third straight. Terry Henderson scored 17 points.

Harris forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation and scored six points in the extra period.

Travel problems prohibited Oklahoma from arriving at the arena until 90 minutes before tipoff. The Sooners overcame that and a 14-point deficit in the second half but were limited to five points in overtime in losing their second straight.

Jordan Woodward led the Sooners (17-6, 6-4) with 23 points. Tyler Neal added 16 points, Buddy Hield had 15 and Ryan Spangler 10.

No. 25 Pittsburgh 57, Miami (Fla.) 55 (OT): Lamar Patterson scored 25 points to help No. 25 Pittsburgh end a two-game losing streak with an overtime victory over Miami.

Cameron Wright added 12 points and Talib Zanna had 10 for Pittsburgh (19-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Rion Brown had 21 points for Miami (11-11, 2-7).

Patterson made one of two free throws with 10.6 seconds left to give the Panthers a 57-55 lead. Brown's pass as he drove toward the basket was intercepted by Patterson, who made two free throws to seal the victory.

SEC men

Tennessee 64, Vanderbilt 60: Rod Odom hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left as the Commodores held off Tennessee for their fourth straight victory. Odom finished with 26 points, and Kyle Fuller added 12 points and 10 assists for Vanderbilt (13-8, 5-4 Southeastern Conference). The Commodores snapped a three-game skid to their in-state rival.

Tennessee (14-8, 5-4) came in having won two straight and five of the last six in this series. The Volunteers wanted to get the Commodores with their seven healthy scholarship players into foul trouble, but they didn't get Vanderbilt to pile up enough fouls with only Damian Jones fouling out.

Jordan McRae scored 16 points, Josh Richardson added 14 points and Jarnell Stokes 11 and 14 rebounds. Vanderbilt outshot Tennessee 52.2 percent (24 of 46) to 37.7 percent (23 of 61) with a 34-22 edge in the paint despite being outrebounded.

Auburn 79, South Carolina 74: Chris Denson and KT Harrell each scored 25 points to lead Auburn. The Tigers (11-9, 3-6 SEC) led by 16 in the second half, but the Gamecocks (8-14, 1-8) went on an 18-2 run in five minutes to tie it at 62. Things got bleaker when Denson and Harrell each picked up their fourth foul within a minute of each other. But Auburn coach Tony Barbee didn't keep them out of the game for long.

State men

Ky. Wesleyan 89, Oakland City 72: Lonnie Hayes and Ken-Jah Bosley (Madison Central) each hit four three-pointers to boost the Panthers (15-7) in their third straight road win of a four-game stretch away from home.

Wesleyan's 14 made threes were nine more than in their first meeting this season with the National Christian College Athletic Association-affiliated Mighty Oaks (15-6), a 101-65 win for the Panthers in Owensboro on Jan. 22.

Mt. St. Joseph 75, Transylvania 61: Femi Thompson connected on eight of his 10 shots to lead the Lions (12-7, 9-4 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) over host Transylvania (7-13, 5-8).

Garrett Dorfman led the Pioneers with 11 points, including a 3-for-5 clip from three-point territory.

State women

Transylvania 106, Mt. St. Joseph 67: Five Pioneers scored in double-figures as Transy (18-2, 11-1 HCAC) rolled over Mt. St. Joseph (2-18, 2-11) on the road.

Katelyn Smith (Perry Central) topped the Pioneers with 24 points. Nicole Coffman (Casey County) finished with 23 points.

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