User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools
 
Recap: Oakland 71, West Virginia 76
Line Movements
Date: December 19, 2012 9:00 PM EDT
  

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's Aaric Murray came back from a one-game suspension with a double-double Wednesday night as the Mountaineers defeated Oakland 76-71 to end a two-game losing streak.

Murray, who was left home for disciplinary reasons from the Mountaineers' 81-66 loss to No. 2 Michigan last Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y., came back to score 12 points, pull down 10 rebounds and block five shots.

Advertisement

Juwan Staten added 11 points for the Mountaineers (5-5), and Keaton Miles and Terry Henderson pitched in 10 apiece.

West Virginia's victory ruined an outstanding night by Travis Bader, who led the nation in 3-pointers made with 42 entering the game. He finished with a game-high 25 points, including 6 of 12 from beyond the line.

Oakland (4-8) also got double-figures scoring from Drew Valentine (15 points), Corey Petros (14) and Duke Mondy 10. The Golden Grizzlies have played BCS schools Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Tennessee and West Virginia on the road this season and lost to all four.

West Virginia led 66-57 after a 3-pointer by Eron Harris with 7:44 remaining. That was one of eight triples made by the Mountaineers, who shot a season-best 52.9 percent from the field (27 of 51).

But Oakland came back on 3-point shots to pull within 68-66 with 5:34 to go. The Grizzlies made 10 of 19 from 3-point range, including two during that 9-2 run. The first was a 30-footer by Bader, who reached double figures for the 11th time in 12 games.

Oakland, which tired in the second half, fell behind partially because Bader, who was averaging 19.6 points per game entering the contest, missed 2 minutes, 20 seconds of the second half after incurring his fourth foul. He re-entered with his team trailing by seven at 9:42.

West Virginia led 71-68 when Murray hit the second of two free throws with 3:58 showing.

Bader missed from deep, then knocked down another 30-footer that tied the game at 71 with 2:30 remaining.

After West Virginia coach Bob Huggins called a timeout, guard Gary Browne's floater beat the shot clock buzzer to give the Mountaineers the points they would need with 51 seconds to go.

Murray finished the game with two rebounds and three free throws to ice it.

West Virginia has defeated 44 nonconference opponents in its last 45 games at the Coliseum.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 OAKLND  +600   +12   146 
 WVA  -800   -12   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 OAKLND  +625   +12.5   146 
 WVA  -850   -12.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 OAKLND  16%   31%   42% 
 WVA  84%   69%   58% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Wednesday, Dec 19
 
    Cornell at Duke
7:00 PM EDT
    Western Michigan at Duquesne
7:00 PM EDT
    UNC Greensboro at UNC Wilmington
7:00 PM EDT
    Tulsa at Creighton
8:00 PM EDT
    Iowa State at UMKC
8:00 PM EDT
    Marquette at Wisconsin-Green Bay
8:00 PM EDT
    Miami (OH) at Wright State
8:00 PM EDT
    Texas-Arling at Oklahoma State
8:00 PM EDT
    Montana at Northern Arizona
8:30 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Texas
9:00 PM EDT
    Oakland at West Virginia
9:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at Sacramento State
10:00 PM EDT
    Pacific at St. Mary's California
10:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!