NORMAN, Okla. - Bria Holmes scored 19 points as No. 13 West Virginia rallied to defeat Oklahoma 76-75 in a wild finish Thursday.
Averee Fields hit a jumper with 13 seconds left to put the Mountaineers up 75-74. After Morgan Hook missed a contested layup at 2 seconds, Taylor Palmer made 1 of 2 free throws. However, after she missed the second free throw she committed a foul but T'ona Edwards made only 1 of 2 free throws with 0.3 seconds left.
The Mountaineers (21-3, 10-2 Big 12) made 24 of 27 free throws while the Sooners (15-10, 6-6) were 26 of 38, 4 of 10 down the stretch, when they missed their last six shots.
Aaryn Ellensburg scored 18 points to move into second on Oklahoma's career list with 2,190 points
Oklahoma, up 44-33 at the half, shot 9 of 30 in the second half while West Virginia was 14 of 30.
The Mountaineers took their first lead since the opening minutes with 2:06 left in the game.
"First of all, give Oklahoma credit; they were ready to play the first half and we weren't," WVU coach Mike Carey said. "They had all the hustle points, all the points in the paint and all the points on the break. So they out-hustled us big time-she did a good job getting them ready to play. I didn't have our girls ready to play.
"Both teams were in foul trouble the whole game and nobody could really get into a rhythm. Both teams battled hard and we fought back - very easily could have folded. Anytime you can come out with a win, not really play well and didn't get in a rhythm, you'll take it."
Fields had 12 points for the Mountaineers while seniors Christal Caldwell and Asya Bussie added 10 points each. All of Bussie's points came in the closing half. Senior guard Taylor Palmer and junior forward Crystal Leary added nine points each off the bench.
The Sooners were led in scoring by Aaryn Ellenberg with 18 points, while Nicole Griffin and Gioya Carter added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Sharane Campbell had 10 points. Griffin was one rebound away from a double-double with nine boards.
The Mountaineers return home for a 1 p.m. matchup with TCU on Sunday at the WVU Coliseum.