West Virginia women beat Oklahoma St. in Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Naomi Davenport had 21 points and nine rebounds on Saturday night and Katrina Pardee scored 15 with eight boards and four steals to help West Virginia beat Oklahoma State 69-60 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

No. 6 seed West Virginia (21-10) with play second-seeded and No. 7 Texas in the semifinals Sunday. The Longhorns won both regular-season matchups by an average of 19.5 points.

Pardee and Davenport scored five points apiece during a 15-4 opening run and the Mountaineers never trailed. Davenport made two free throws to make it 21-11 at the end of the first quarter and her jumper gave West Virginia a 15-point lead midway through the second before going into the break with a 42-30 advantage. Braxtin Miller and Loryn Goodwin hit back-to-back 3-pointers to pull No. 3 seed Oklahoma State within seven with four minutes left in the third quarter, but the Cowgirls would get no closer.

Kaylee Jensen led Oklahoma State (20-10) with 20 points and nine rebounds. Goodwin added 15 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

West Virginia snapped a three-game skid against the Cowgirls, including a 79-69 home loss on Feb. 24.