Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 10, 2013

WVU women fall in final seconds at Big 12 tourney


Associated Press

DALLAS — Sharane Campbell drained a go-ahead free throw with five seconds remaining as Oklahoma came back from a 22-point second-half deficit to beat West Virginia 65-64 in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.

Campbell was fouled on a layup attempt by Crystal Leary and made 1 of 2 shots. Bria Holmes got off an unsuccessful 3-point attempt at the buzzer for the Mountaineers.

Nicole Griffin had 16 points, Campbell 15 and Aaryn Ellenberg 12 for the third-seeded Sooners (22-9), who play No. 2 Iowa State in Sunday’s semifinals.

Christal Caldwell had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Taylor Palmer added 11 points for West Virginia (17-13), which 51-29 with 17:15 remaining.