, Muskogee, OK


January 27, 2013

College basketball roundup



OSU 65, KANSAS 52 – Toni Young had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Lindsey Keller added 14 points to lead Oklahoma State to a 65-52 victory against Kansas on Saturday night.

Tiffany Bias and Kendra Suttles had 12 points each for the Cowgirls (15-3, 4-3 Big 12), who have won 24 straight games in which they had four players score in double figures, including 13 this season.

Chelsea Gardner had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks (12-6, 3-4).

Carolyn Davis and Natalie Knight had 12 points apiece for Kansas while Sequoyah ex Angel Goodrich added 10 points, six rebounds and six assists.

BAYLOR 82, OU 65 – Brittney Griner set the NCAA career record for blocked shots while also scoring 15 points as top-ranked Baylor extended its home-court winning streak to 50 with the over No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday.

With eight blocks in the game before fouling out with just over 5 minutes left, the 6-foot-8 Griner has 665 career blocks, two more than Louella Tomlinson had for St. Mary's in California from 2007-11.

Odyssey Sims had 12 points and 10 assists for Baylor (18-1, 8-0 Big 12), which has won 36 consecutive Big 12 games since a loss to Oklahoma in the conference tournament three years ago.

Aaryn Ellenberg scored 33 points for the Sooners (15-4, 5-2). Joanna McFarland had 12 points and 16 rebounds.

MCNEESE 72, TULSA 71 – McNeese State’s Arianna James hit a second-chance jumper at the buzzer to lift McNeese State over Oral Roberts University on Saturday night.

The loss drops ORU to 8-10 on the season, while McNeese improves to 10-9. Both clubs are 5-3 in Southland Conference play.

The Golden Eagles led by as many as 11 points in the first half and held a seven-point lead going into the halftime locker room. The loss is just the second this season for Misti Cussen’s club when leading at the break.

Jaci Bigham and Taylor Cooper combined to hit 10 three-pointers on the night, and both players scored 20 points each to pace the Golden Eagles. Sarah Shelton tallied a double-double for the second straight game, with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

SAGU 77, BACONE 68 – A slow start in the first half came back to haunt the Bacone Lady Warriors as they fell short to the Southwestern Assemblies of God Lady Lions.

For the game Bacone hit 32 percent (21 of 65) but knocked down 18 of 22 free throw attempts; SAGU connected on 45 percent (26 of 57) while going 22 of 30 at the charity stripe.

Casey Lovell led the Lady Warriors with 15 points, Myriah Hadnot finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds; Emily Lovell also chipped in 12.

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