Cowgirls Fall In Big 12 Opener
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team opened Big 12 play on Sunday afternoon with a 63-45 loss against Kansas State in front of 9,024 fans inside Bramlage Coliseum.
The 25th-ranked Cowgirls (12-2 overall, 0-1 Big 12) were unable to shake a slow offensive start and a 3-point barrage from the Wildcats (11-3, 1-0) en route to suffering their first loss since Dec. 12 against Duke.
Despite taking eleven more shots than the Wildcats in the first half, faced a 35-23 deficit. While the Cowgirls hit just nine of their 33 shots, the Wildcats drilled eight of their 14 3-points attempts and shot 50 percent overall from the floor in the period.
For the game, the Wildcats made 12 3-pointers and held to just 17 field goals and a 28.8 percent shooting day.
Trailing 32-17 with 1:21 to play in the half, used a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to single digits. However, Taelor Karr hit her third trey of the half at the buzzer to extend the margin back to 12.
The Cowgirls scored the first five points of the second half, but the Wildcats answered with the game’s next eight points to extend the margin back into double digits.
After a 3-pointer from freshman Tiffany Bias with 16 minutes remaining, the Cowgirls managed just two points over the next eleven minutes as the Wildcats built the lead to 60-36.
Senior Precious Robinson led with her second double-double of the year, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds. K-State had four players reach double figures with Brittany Chambers and Alina Voronenko each scoring 16 points.