University of Kansas

No. 12 OSU women hold off Kansas

STILLWATER, Okla. — Roshunda Johnson and Brittney Martin each converted one of two free throws in the final 19 seconds to allow No. 12 Oklahoma State hold off a late threat from Kansas, 76-74 Wednesday night.

Chelsea Gardner converted two free throws and added a layup with 12 seconds left to cut the Oklahoma State lead to three, 74-71. After Johnson hit the second of two free throws, Charlicia Harper converted a three-point play to make it a one-point game with 12 seconds left, but missed a layup that would have tied the game with two seconds remaining.

LaShawn Jones had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Oklahoma State (19-3, 8-3 Big 12), with Martin adding 15, Tiffany Bias 14 and Johnson 13.

Kansas (11-12, 4-7) was led by Gardner’s 25 points and 11 rebounds. Harper finished with 15 points and Natalie Knight added 12.

KANSAS (11-12): Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 8-16 9-10 25, Harper 5-11 4-5 15, Knight 4-7 2-2 12, Hawkins 2-9 2-4 6, Boyd 6-16 1-1 13, Da. Gonzalez 1-1 0-0 2, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Manning-Allen 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 26-60 19-24 74.

OKLAHOMA ST. (19-3): Donohoe 2-4 2-2 7, Jones 5-8 7-10 17, Johnson 3-6 7-10 13, Bias 5-18 3-6 14, Martin 6-8 3-4 15, Atkins 3-8 0-0 6, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Suttles 2-3 0-0 4, Loecker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 22-32 76.

Halftime — Oklahoma St. 37-34. 3-Point Goals — Kansas 3-13 (Knight 2-4, Harper 1-3, Hawkins 0-2, Boyd 0-4), Oklahoma St. 2-7 (Donohoe 1-1, Bias 1-3, Atkins 0-1, Johnson 0-2). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Kansas 36 (Gardner 11), Oklahoma St. 32 (Jones 7). Assists — Kansas 14 (Harper 7), Oklahoma St. 17 (Bias 8). Total Fouls — Kansas 21, Oklahoma St. 20. A — 2,344.

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