WVU junior point guard Juwan Staten followed up his career-high 35 points against Kansas State with 20 points, a game-high 10 rebounds and a team-high six assists in 45 minutes. Sophomore Terry Henderson added 17 points.
The game featured 50 combined fouls; Oklahoma was 25 for 30 from the line and WVU made 24 of its 32 free throws.
Woodard added a game-high eight assists and led four double-figure scorers for the Sooners, which endured a two-day, 20-hour trip to the Mountain State.
Oklahoma's traveling party - coaches, players and support staff - left Norman, Okla., on Tuesday evening after a 41/2-hour delay. The flight never landed in West Virginia, as planned, and the plane was diverted to Newark. Players gathered their luggage at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, boarded a bus at the airport at 2:51 a.m., and arrived at a Newark hotel for a short night's rest at 3:29 a.m., according to an account of the events on the team's official Twitter page.
The Sooners departed Newark at 3:32 p.m. - about 31/2 hours before the scheduled start of the game - and arrived in Clarksburg at 4:43 p.m. The team's chartered bus made it to the WVU Coliseum at 5:32 p.m., in time for the Sooners to hastily go through its pre-game routines.
If there were lingering effects from the 20 hours of delayed, disrupted travel, Oklahoma didn't initially show it. The Sooners scored first and went back and forth with the Mountaineers in the first half, and trailed 18-17 when Cameron Clark missed the front end of what was supposed to be a 1-and-1. The officiating crew, however, had mistakenly awarded Clark two foul shots. After the first miss, the error was corrected, but because OU had the possession error it retained possession.
WVU subsequently kept the Sooners from scoring and Staten drove coast-to-coast for a layup and a 20-17 lead. On the ensuing possession, Devin Williams scored, got fouled and missed the free throw for a five-point lead. The Mountaineers outscored the Sooners 25-15 after the referees' miscue and took a double-digit lead into halftime.
Six of the Mountaineers' final eight opponents are also nationally ranked. WVU next plays Saturday at No. 8 Kansas (4 p.m., ESPN).
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