Murray leads West Virginia over Oakland 76-71

Murray leads West Virginia over Oakland 76-71
December 19, 2012, 11:37 pm
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West Virginia's Terry Henderson, center, is fouled by Oakland's Ryan Bass (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/David Smith)


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.

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) has played BCS schools Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Tennessee and West Virginia on the road this season and lost to all four.