MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lesson learned.

West Virginia's Aaric Murray came back from a one-game suspension with a double-double Wednesday night as the Mountaineers defeated Oakland 76-71 to break a two-game losing streak.

Murray, who was left home for disciplinary reasons from the Mountaineers' 81-66 loss to No. 2 Michigan last Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y., came back against the Golden Grizzlies to score 12 points, pull down 10 rebounds, block five shots and hand out four assists.

"I definitely took heed to the message (suspension), but, like I said, I don't want to talk too much about the incident (before) my last game," Murray said.

Juwan Staten added 11 points for the Mountaineers (5-5) and Keaton Miles and Terry Henderson added 10 apiece.

West Virginia's victory ruined an outstanding night by Travis Bader, who entered the game leading the nation in 3-pointers made with 42. He finished with a game-high 25 points, including 6 of 12 beyond the line.

Oakland (4-8) has played four schools from BCS conferences on the road this season — Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Tennessee and West Virginia — and has lost to all four.

Murray said, "I don't know what my box score says, I'm just out there playing to win. That was just from playing hard. Hopefully, if I keep working, God willing, I'll keep getting better."

Said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, "Aaric will have a couple good days and then he'll have a real bad day. He mirrors our team in a lot of ways. We get things going and then we have a hard time with prosperity.

"Aaric is getting better. Bruce Pearl (ESPNU analyst) was here (Tuesday) and he said, 'You sure got his attention. He is listening and he is trying to do what you ask him to do.'

"I tell you what he does for us; he has great hands. In the middle of a team that can't hold on to anything, he gets his hands on it and doesn't lose much," said Huggins.

West Virginia led 66-57 after a 3-pointer by Eron Harris with 7:44 remaining. That was one of eight triples made by the Mountaineers, who matched their season best by shooting 52.9 percent from the field (27 of 51).

But Oakland came back on 3-point shots to pull within 68-66 with 5:34 to go. The Grizzlies made 10 of 19 from long range, including two during the 9-2 run. The first was a 30-footer from the sideline by Bader, who reached double figures for the 11th time in 12 games.

Oakland, which tired in the second half, fell behind partially because Bader, who came in averaging 19.6 points per game, missed 2 minutes, 20 seconds of the second half after incurring his fourth foul. He re-entered with his team trailing 61-54 with 9:42 to play.

West Virginia led 71-68 when Murray hit the second of two free throws with 3:58 showing.

Bader missed from deep, then knocked down another 30 footer that tied the game at 71 with 2:30 remaining.

After a Huggins timeout, West Virginia guard Gary Browne's floater beat the shot-clock buzzer to give the Mountaineers the points they would need with 51 seconds to go.

Murray finished the game with two rebounds and three free throws to ice it.

"The battle is to have them keep playing," Huggins said. "I thought when I came here, we were probably not going to have the five best players in our league. Probably not even close, but maybe the 10 best. We can wear people down. We can get out and pressure and make everything hard and make every pass hard and just wear them down."

Oakland coach Greg Kampe, in his 29th season at the school, countered: "We are disappointed in the outcome. We came here to win. We are a team that plays a lot of games like this. We have a great belief in ourselves, and we have a belief that we can win in this type of place."

West Virginia has defeated 44 nonconference opponents in its last 45 games at the Coliseum.