Jensen’s 35 lifts No. 22 Oklahoma St over Iowa St 81-73
AMES, Iowa (AP) Kaylee Jensen scored 16 straight points in the fourth quarter for Oklahoma State and finished with a career-high 35 and the No. 22 Cowgirls held on to defeat Iowa State 81-73 on Saturday night after giving up a 26-point lead.
Jensen steadied Oklahoma State (18-6, 9-4 Big 12) after Iowa State (10-14, 4-9) cut a 26-point deficit late in the second quarter to two points with a 30-12 third quarter. Jensen went 5 of 6 from the floor and 6 of 6 from the foul line.
Despite Jensen, the Hawkeyes were within 76-73 after Bridget Carleton’s jumper with 46 seconds left. Then Rae Johnson blocked a shot by OSU’s Loryn Goodwin out of bounds with 19.3 seconds left. With just a tick on the shot clock, Braxtin Miller received the inbounds pass and hit a 3-pointer, which was ruled in time after a lengthy video review. ISU then turned the ball over and the Cowgirls added two more free throws.
The Cyclones tied the school record with 30 points, helped by six 3-pointers, in the third quarter. The record was established when they won 78-69 at Oklahoma State last month.
Jensen finished 12 of 18 from the field, 11 of 14 from the line and had 12 rebounds. Goodwin had 23 points and Miller 11.
Madison Wise had a career-high 21 for Iowa State and Emily Durr had 19.