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Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners advance to Big 12 semifinals

Sharane Campbell's free throw with five second left lifts OU to a 65-64 victory over West Virginia.
By Gina Mizell Published: March 9, 2013
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photo - The Oklahoma bench celebrates during the Big 12 tournament women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and West Virginia at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Saturday, March 9, 2012. Oklahoma won 65-64.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The Oklahoma bench celebrates during the Big 12 tournament women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and West Virginia at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Saturday, March 9, 2012. Oklahoma won 65-64. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

OU, which entered the contest as the Big 12's best 3-point shooting team at 38.2 percent, made just 1-of-14 attempts from long distance. Meanwhile, WVU, which came into the game ranked eighth in the conference in that category, made 8-of-14 shots from behind the arc, including a 5-of-6 mark from Christal Caldwell.

That all helped the Mountaineers take a 44-25 lead into the half and build a 51-29 advantage with 17:15 to play before OU's big rally.

The offensive numbers ultimately didn't look pretty for either team, with OU shooting 37.7 percent from the floor and just 12.5 percent from 3-point land (3-of-24) and WVU making just 33.3 percent of its shots.

Caldwell led all scorers with 22 points and logged 11 rebounds to complete her first double-double of the season. OU's Nicole Griffin scored 16 points, including 13 in the second half.