The Oklahoma State women's basketball team pulled away in the final moments for a 65-52 win over Kansas on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
The win gave Oklahoma State a sweep of Kansas this year, but the Cowgirls split in their two-game swing through the state of Kansas. The Cowgirls fell to Kansas State last week.
The Cowgirls had spurts in the first half, and led by as many as eight, but a late Kansas surge cut the lead to three at the half.
Oklahoma State led 36-34 with just over 15 minutes left. From there Oklahoma State put togethera run, and a 3-pointer by Kendra Suttles gave the Cowgirls a 43-34 lead. The lead stayed around 10 from there, and Oklahoma State pulled away from there for the 13-point win.
Again the Cowgirls had four players in double figures. Oklahoma State has won 23 consecutive games, dating back to last year, when the team had four in double figures, and 13 of its 15 wins this season came that way. In three losses the Cowgirls did not achieve that mark.
The four-players in double figures is ironic in that the team is honoring the four who died in a plane crash at the beginning of the season last year.
With 15 rebounds Saturday, Toni Young became the fourth Cowgirl to pass the 900 mark. Young is also the team's leading scorer, averaging 17.5 points per game.
Liz Donahoe is second in scoring average at 15, but had only four Saturday as Kansas made a major effort to hold her scoring down. She has made 40 consecutive free throws, which ties a school record dating back to 2006. She did not attempt one Saturday, and is 62-64 for the season.
Oklahoma State is set to host West Virginia on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The team then hosts No. 1 Baylor on Feb. 2.