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Beetle Bolden leads WVU over Oklahoma 61-50 a competition that was reminiscent of a basketball game

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

In a game that just wouldn’t end, West Virginia exacted revenge against Oklahoma, 61-50, in Norman.

The Mountaineers (19-5) shot 37% from the field, their worst performance of the season.

Oklahoma (8-15) started the game on an 11-2 run, led by Kameron McGusty going into the first media timeout.

Beetle Bolden lit the fuse for West Virginia by going on a seven point scoring run within 42 seconds, but accumulated two fouls so he was benched.

The Sooners responded with a nine point scoring run, so Bolden went back in a hit a couple of three pointers.

Lamont West briefly gave WVU the lead and Bolden secured it as the Mountaineers went into the locker room with a 27-25 lead.

Bolden finished the first half with 15 points in six minutes.

The second half started with three and a half minutes of both teams going scoreless. Tarik Phillip broke the silence with a jumper and both teams traded baskets for the next four minutes.

At the 12 minute mark, Bolden sunk a couple free throws that started a 15-4 run from which Oklahoma never recovered.

Bolden finished the game with a career-high 17 points. Nathan Adrian also scored in double figures with 13 points and also grabbed 7 rebounds.

McGusty and Jordan Shepherd led the Sooners with 11 points. Khadeem Lattin grabbed 14 rebounds for Oklahoma.

WVU returns to action on Saturday at noon where they will try to avenge another loss against Kansas State.