No. 23 Oklahoma St. 73, No. 14 Texas 72
Andrea Riley scored Oklahoma State's final 17 points in regulation and Megan Byford's free throw in overtime helped the No. 23 Cowgirls beat No. 14 Texas 73-72 on Wednesday night.
Riley finished with 33 points, but struggled from the field in the first half and through the first 14 minutes of the second half before a late surge helped stop Oklahoma State's five-game losing streak.
Tegan Cunningham added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Cowgirls (19-8, 7-6 Big 12).
Brittainey Raven led Texas (19-8, 8-5) with 17 points. Earnesia Williams scored 16, Ashleigh Fontenette chipped in 15 and Yvonne Anderson scored 11 off the bench for the Longhorns.
Riley missed a free throw with 21 seconds left before Byford grabbed the offensive rebound and hit the free throw to seal the win.
Texas took a 14-point lead with 7:24 remaining when Raven knocked down a pair of free throws. Cunningham got a steal and a layup with 6:30 left before Riley took over.
Less than 5 minutes after Cunningham's layup, Riley hit a shot in the paint - her 14th straight point - that pulled Oklahoma State within 2 points.
Fontenette hit a free throw to put Texas ahead by 3 before Riley's 28-footer tied the game with 3 seconds left. She topped the 2,600-point plateau Wednesday.
Byford's three points all came in overtime. With the score tied 67-67, Byford scored a layup off an inbounds play.