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January 6, 2014

Women’s college basketball roundup


Phoenix wire reports

IOWA ST. 82, OU 75, OT — Jadda Buckley scored 29 points to help No. 14 Iowa State defeated No. 25 Oklahoma in overtime on Sunday.

The Cyclones (13-0, 2-0 Big 12) shot 45.5 percent and made 13 3-pointers. Buckley was 9 of 10 from the field and hit six from beyond the arc. Hallie Christofferson had 23 points for Iowa State and Nikki Moody contributed 13 with six assists.

Oklahoma (10-5, 1-1) was led by Morgan Hook with 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Sharane Campbell added 16 points with nine rebounds and five steals.

The Sooners grabbed a late lead when a Campbell steal and layup made it 69-67 with 21 seconds left. Moody was fouled after pulling down an offensive rebound and hit both free throws to send the game into overtime.

Buckley hit a 3-pointer and a layup in overtime, and Iowa State sank six late free throws to ice the game.

ARKANSAS 69, MISSOURI 66 – Jessica Jackson tied a career-high 22 points and Melissa Wolff added a double-double in her first career start, as the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team (14-1, 1-1 SEC) held off Missouri (12-3, 1-1 SEC) for a win at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., on Sunday.

The team’s first conference win of the season, six different Razorbacks scored at least three points in a balanced attack offensively. Calli Berna scored 11 points of her own and dished out eight assists, while Kelsey Brooks added eight points from off the bench.

The Razorbacks combined to knock down 16 straight free throws and close out the win down the stretch. Berna scored all 11 of her points in the second half, including going 8-for-8 from the free-throw line over the closing minutes.