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March 4, 2013

OU women outlast Tech; OSU falls to Iowa St.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech’s seniors continued to make big play after big play. Oklahoma continued to answer and outlasted the Lady Raiders 77-73 on Monday’s senior night at United Spirit Arena.

Oklahoma (21-9, 11-7 Big 12) secured third place in the Big 12 standings with its regular-season finale victory.

Aaryn Ellenberg scored a game-high 25 points and Joanna McFarland added 16 of her 18 in the second half as OU and Texas Tech battled through 17 lead changes.

The Sooners shot 56 percent from the field but struggled from 3-point range until the second half. Texas Tech shot 42 percent but made crucial 3-pointers and outscored OU from the free throw line 12 to 6 in the second period.

Nicole Griffin counted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and totaled a career-high four assists and season-high six blocks.

Christine Hyde had 22 points and Chynna Brown scored 21 on Texas Tech’s senior night.

Oklahoma beat Texas Tech for the 16th time in the last 17 contests between the two teams.

Cowgirls lose

to Cyclones


AMES, Iowa - Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team closed out the regular season on Monday with a 73-70 loss at Iowa State in front of 10,661 fans inside Hilton Coliseum.

With the setback, OSU fell to 20-9 overall and 9-9 in Big 12 play. The Cyclones improved to 21-7 and 12-6.

The Cowgirls led for much of the first half and used a 7-0 run midway through the period to built a 19-12 advantage. The Cyclones hit their first 3-pointer of the game with 3:20 left in the half to cut the margin to 29-27. OSU answered with seven-straight to extend to a nine-point advantage.

Freshman Brittney Martin scored 14 of her 20 points in the first 20 minutes to send OSU into the break with a 38-30 lead.

The Cowgirls scored the first five points of the second half to push the lead into double digits for the first time at 43-30.

ISU used an 8-0 run to cut the lead back to two at 46-44 with 11:30 to go and knotted the score at 63 apiece with four minutes remaining after hitting back-to-back treys. The Cyclones took the lead on another 3-pointer with 2:45 to go before Kendra Suttles answered with a trey 30 seconds later.

The Cyclones got a free throw with under a minute to regain the lead and extended back to a three-point margin with 40 seconds left with two more free throws.

Suttles finished with a game-high 26 points, while Martin added a game-high 11 rebounds as well.

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