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WVU women upend No. 21 Oklahoma

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Christal Caldwell scored 24 points and freshman Bria Holmes came off the bench to score 17 to lead West Virginia past Oklahoma 82-63 Sunday.

Holmes picked up the scoring load for Taylor Palmer, who got into early foul trouble after scoring 30 points for the Mountaineers (13-8, 5-5 Big 12 Conference) in their 71-68 loss to the Sooners Jan. 2.

Holmes hit four first-half baskets, including three straight, after West Virginia fell behind 22-11. She and Caldwell, who had 15 first-half points, helped the Mountaineers outscore the Sooners 23-5 in the half's final 8:39 to lead 34-27.

West Virginia held Oklahoma (16-5, 6-3) to 22.7% (5 of 22) from 3-point range. The Sooners ranked third in the country at 39.5% per game.

Joanna McFarland had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Sooners. Morgan Hook also scored 14, and Nicole Griffin and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 12 each.

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