STILLWATER, Okla. — Bria Holmes scored 21 points and the West Virginia women overcame a 12-point deficit in the final seven minutes to upset No. 11 Oklahoma State 71-67 on Saturday.

“That was a great game,” said West Virginia coach Mike Carey, whose team won its 13th consecutive game and snapped OSU’s 12-game streak. “Oklahoma State has a great team. They kicked our butt on the glass and I thought they out-hustled us for a majority of the game.”

The Mountaineers (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) trailed by 12 with 6:18 remaining, before Christal Caldwell rattled off five consecutive points to spark a 16-4 run that notched the game at 67 all.

With 1:35 left in the game, WVU pulled ahead on a Holmes layup. After a miss by OSU (12-1, 1-1 Big 12), West Virginia’s Jess Harlee came down with the rebound, was fouled and made 1-of-2 free throws. The Cowgirls missed the potential tying 3-pointer before Caldwell rebounded and then made 1-of-2 also to seal it.

“Our girls showed a lot of heart,” Carey said. “We were down big in the first half and down big in the second half, and fought back.”

WVU center Asya Bussie added 13 points, recorded five blocks and co-led on the boards with senior guard Caldwell with seven rebounds. Caldwell also chipped in another 12 points.

WVU was outrebounded for the first time this season, 45-34, but the Mountaineers shot 46.2 percent from the field to Oklahoma State’s 31.7 percent.

OSU was led in scoring by LaShawn Jones with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Tiffany Bias and Brittany Atkins added 13 points each.

The Mountaineers return home to face Baylor on Wednesday at the WVU Coliseum.

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Comments

  • Rock Solid

    Hey Coach & Ladies: Your team and play are awsome. You are fun to watch and are extremely talented. Keep up the hustle and listen to Mike and you can have a special, special season! All the best for your season. Keep on keeping on!

  • Miser Man

    Congrats Mountaineers!!!!

  • Just Passing Through

    The Lady Mountaineers should rank in the top 25 this week after winning 13 in a row and beating OSU who was ranked number 11. Great game Lady's ...You all are awesome..fun to watch.

  • Dave

    Mike Carey is a helluva coach and he has a really good team. Keep up the good work and keep getting those wins.

  • WV Grad

    Way to go gals!

  • BAW1911

    Wish I could have seen this one. Sounds like it was a great game

  • Allan

    Congats ladies, keep the hustle going and let's win the Big 12!

  • Just Passing Through

    I seen the game on tv, The Lady Mountaineers are a great team, they hustle all game long fun to watch....I loved it