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WVU stings Oklahoma

December 23, 2005

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— Kevin Pittsnogle scored 25 points, and Johannes Herber added a career-high 21 to lead a strong shooting performance by West Virginia in a 92-68 victory over No. 7 Oklahoma on Thursday night.

Pittsnogle was 8-for-11 from the field, Herber was 9-for-13, and the Mountaineers (7-3) shot 66.7 percent to overcome a career-best 31-point performance from Taj Gray, who tried single-handedly to lead the Sooners (6-2) back from a 13-point deficit in the second half.

Gray scored all of Oklahoma's points in a 13-5 run. He had three baskets off offensive rebounds, including one for a three-point play, and got the Sooners within 61-56.

No. 15 Texas 85, Texas State 49

Austin, Texas -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, and Texas rebounded from two straight blowout losses.

Ranked No. 2 just two weeks ago, the Longhorns were soundly beaten by No. 1 Duke in New Jersey and then lost to No. 23 Tennessee at home.

P.J. Tucker scored 17 points, and Daniel Gibson added 15 for the Longhorns (9-2).

Oklahoma State 89, No. 23 Tennessee 73

Oklahoma City -- Freshman Byron Eaton and the Cowboys silenced Tennessee and handed the Volunteers their first loss of the season. Eaton scored a career-high 16 points.

Texas A&M 72, Auburn 67

College Station, Texas -- Joseph Jones scored a game-high 24 points as Texas A&M remained undefeated.

Colorado 117, Mercer 74

Boulder, Colo. -- Jayson Obazuaye scored 19 points, and Kyle Carder added 13 points as CU won its seventh straight.

Women

No. 17 Minnesota 66 Iowa State 61

Minneapolis -- Liz Podominick scored 18 points, and Minnesota beat Iowa State.

Texas A&M 94, E. Washington 40

College Station, Texas -- Morenike Atunrase scored 15 points for Texas A&M.

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