After a collapse earlier in the week, Oklahoma State's women's basketball team left nothing to chance Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in a 83-62 blowout of the Oklahoma Sooners in Stillwater.
Earlier this week Oklahoma State surrendered 10 unanswered points in the final minutes and lost to TCU, which gave that team its first Big 12 win of the season.
Against Oklahoma there were some scares. Late in the half the Sooners came back from a double digit deficit to trail by one at the half, 34-33. Oklahoma State built a 13-point lead in the second half, and Oklahoma got within six, but could get no closer as the Cowgirls pulled away.
Toni Young recorded her fourth straight double-double and reached a rebounding milestone. Young had 17 points, her 34th straight game scoring in double figures, and 12 rebounds, which gave her 1,004 in her career. She became the third Cowgirl to reach 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Aaryn Ellenberg led the Sooners (19-8, 9-6) with 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Oklahoma shot just 36 percent from the floor.
Oklahoma State has three regular season games left and should make the NCAA tournament. Last year the team faded down the stretch, but ended up winning the WNIT.
Oklahoma leads the all time series 55-37 against Oklahoma State. This is the second year the teams have split the series.