STILLWATER, Okla. -- Andrea Riley scored 10 of her 21 points in the final two minutes and Number 16 Oklahoma State held off a late rally to beat Texas 71-66 tonight.
Riley hit all six of her free throws and added a pair of layups
in crunch time as the Cowgirls let the Longhorns cut a 15-point
deficit to three before closing out the victory.
Maria Cordero added 15 points, Shaunte Smith had 14 points and a
career-high 17 rebounds and Danielle Green scored 13 for OSU (21-4,
9-3 Big 12).
After Cordero's 3-pointer gave the Cowgirls a 57-42 lead,
Earnesia Williams answered with a layup to start a 15-4 run by the
Longhorns. Her 3-pointer got Texas within 61-57.
Carla Cortijo hit another 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds left to cut
the deficit to 69-66, but Riley hit her final two free throws to
provide the final margin.
Ashley Lindsey had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas
(16-10, 4-8). Cortijo added 15 points, Brittainey Raven scored 12
and Williams had 11.