Junior Guard Tiffany Bias made key plays in the final minute and Oklahoma State held off Texas 64-58 on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Texas hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to two with less than a minute left. From there Bias made a key steal and then hit two foul shots. She made another steal that led to a fast break basket as the game ended to make the final margin.
Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell
"Wow, it wasn't pretty, but I thought we continued to fight, claw, scratch and stay in the basketball game. We didn't play very well for 32 minutes but for the last eight minutes I thought we played extremely hard and competed. People stepped up and made key plays with the game on the line and this is a big win for our team. It has tournament implications with this win. I'm very excited that we could finish up Lindsay Keller and Toni Young's career with a win here at Gallagher-Iba."
Littell on the Last eight minutes of the game
"I thought Tiffany Bias started making plays, went in for a layup. I thought that she brought some energy that we didn't have the first 32 minutes and I thought that Kendra Suttles put us on her back and willed us to win. She hit a three, had a nice drive in the lane, she just kept going and had a nice take to the hole. I thought she played well and stepped up with the game on the line."
Texas led 30-25 at half time as the Cowgirls struggled early. Texas led by as many as nine early in the second half. Both teams struggled offensively and three minutes passed in the second half with neither team scoring.
Oklahoma State manage its first lead with 11 minutes left. The teams played evenly until the final minute when the Cowgirls opened a five point lead.
Kendra Suttles led the Cowgirls with 18 points, Bias and Liz Donahoe each had 13 and Young scored 11. Nneka Enemkpali scored 17 for Texas and Imani McGee-Stafford added 15.
Oklahoma State is now 20-8 and 9-8 in the Big 12 and are currently in fifth place.