Oklahoma State women hold off UT

February 20, 2008 8:05:47 PM PST
Andrea Riley scored 10 of her 21 points in the final two minutes and Number 16 Oklahoma State held off a late rally to beat Texas 71-66 tonight.Riley hit all six of her free throws and added a pair of layups in crunch time as the Cowgirls let the Longhorns cut a 15-point deficit to three before closing out the victory.

Maria Cordero added 15 points, Shaunte Smith had 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Danielle Green scored 13 for OSU (21-4, 9-3 Big 12).

After Cordero's 3-pointer gave the Cowgirls a 57-42 lead, Earnesia Williams answered with a layup to start a 15-4 run by the Longhorns. Her 3-pointer got Texas within 61-57.

Carla Cortijo hit another 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds left to cut the deficit to 69-66, but Riley hit her final two free throws to provide the final margin.

Ashley Lindsey had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas (16-10, 4-8). Cortijo added 15 points, Brittainey Raven scored 12 and Williams had 11.

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