West Virginia made 53 percent of its shots from the field against the Golden Grizzlies, its highest field goal percentage since Jan. 4 against Rutgers.
"(Making shots down the stretch) is something that comes with growth," sophomore forward Keaton Miles said. "Being able to mature and buckle down and play defense and make shots like we did was just a good sign that we're starting to get better as a team."
The Mountaineers controlled the momentum for a large portion of the second half, but Bader tied the game back up at 71 for Oakland when he made his sixth shot of the contest from beyond the arc with 2:29 to play.
Browne's floater on the ensuing possession would go on to give the Mountaineers the lead for good, as junior center Aaric Murray made three of his four free throw attempts down the stretch to seal the game.
Murray, who didn't travel to WVU's game against Michigan, finished with his first double-double with the Mountaineers. The La Salle transfer scored 12 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking five shots.
Staten, Keaton Miles and freshman Terry Henderson also finished in double figures for West Virginia. Staten had 11 points to go with five assists and two turnovers, while Miles and Henderson finished with 10 points apiece.
The Mountaineers also got big contributions from their bench, including senior forward Dominique Rutledge who had a couple dunks and a rebound and a block in crunch time.
"We struggle with consistent effort," Coach Bob Huggins said. "We probably have too many guys that are all about the same, so the prudent thing to do is to play the ones who are playing the best that day.
"The battle is to have them keep playing."
Valentine finished with 15 points for Oakland, while center Corey Petros and guard Duke Mondy scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.