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COL BKB: VCU 82, Oklahoma 69

Nov. 22, 2009 at 3:10 AM

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Jay Gavin's 20 points, five rebounds and three assists Saturday led Virginia Commonwealth to a solid 82-69 upset of 17th-ranked Oklahoma.

VCU built a 44-34 halftime lead against the team headed by its former coach, Jeff Capel, and led 61-46 with 13:05 to play.

Larry Sanders had 17 points and four assists and Ed Nixon scored 10 points for the Rams (2-1), who bounced back from an 83-67 loss to William and Mary on Wednesday.

They shot 46.7 percent from the field (28-of-60).

Tony Crocker led Oklahoma with 19 points, six rebounds and two steals.

Tiny Gallon scored 15 with 11 rebounds, while Tommy Mason-Griffin added 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Sooners (2-1), who sank just 5-of-26 3-point attempts and could not overcome their 14 turnovers.

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