MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 6, 2013

OSU women, Arkansas men win impressively


Associated Press

— Associated Press



STIILLWATER – Tiffany Bias scored 19 points, Toni Young added 18 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 22 Oklahoma State got back on track with a 76-59 victory over TCU on Tuesday night.

Bias was 7 of 11 from the floor to lead a 51 percent team shooting effort for the Cowgirls (16-5, 5-5 Big 12), who had lost their previous two. Young now has scored in double figures in 29 consecutive games dating to last season.

Natalie Ventress led the Horned Frogs (7-14, 0-10) with 24 points and was 6 of 8 from 3-point range and 8 of 14 overall. Her teammates, however, were a combined 12 of 42 from the floor.

TCU’s first trip to Stillwater as a Big 12 member wasn’t much of a contest. The Cowgirls never trailed after the opening minutes and led by as many as 23. OSU improved to 4-1 all-time against the Horned Frogs.

 

Men:

Arkansas 80, Florida 69




FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas’ Rickey Scott walked to the sideline, gasping for air before lying down in an attempt to catch his breath.

And that was less than 4 minutes into the Razorbacks’ shocking 80-69 victory over No. 2 Florida on Tuesday night, giving second-year coach Mike Anderson the signature win had he been looking for in an electric Bud Walton Arena.

BJ Young led three players in double figures with 13 points as the Razorbacks (14-8, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) opened quickly and never let up, fueled by a raucous crowd of 13,816. It was an energy-filled arena that reminded Anderson of the Arkansas of old – when he was an assistant to former coach Nolan Richardson when the Razorbacks were among the nation’s best, winning the 1994 national championship.

The win improves the Razorbacks to 14-1 at home this season, and it snaps a 10-game winning streak for the Gators – who had ascended to the No. 2 spot in The AP Top 25 one day earlier.

Arkansas opened the game 15 of 20 from the field. Michael Qualls and Marshawn Powell added 11 points each and 11 players scored for the Razorbacks in their first win over a top 10 team since early in 2008-09.

Mike Rosario led Florida (18-3, 8-1) with 15 points, while Scottie Wilbekin added 14, Michael Frazier 11 and Kennny Boynton 10. The Gators hit just 4 of their first 15 shots, 7 of 24 in the first half, and never recovered in suffering their first loss since a 67-61 setback at Kansas State on Dec. 22.

That loss was also the most points Florida had allowed in a game this season before Tuesday night.