Oklahoma outlasts West Virginia in double OT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Madi Williams drove to the hoop and scored with nine seconds left in the second overtime to give 18th-ranked Oklahoma its 20th win this season, a 101-99 victory over West Virginia on Saturday.
Williams finished with 22 points and nine rebounds. Taylor Robertson scored 26 points with seven 3-pointers and had the tying points at both the end of regulation and the first overtime.
Kelbie Washington added a career-high 17 points and seven assists before fouling out and had Skylar Vann 14 points for Oklahoma (20-3, 9-2 Big 12), which has won four straight. The Sooners reached 20 victories for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Ari Gray scored a career-high 25 points and Kari Niblack had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers (11-9, 4-6). Madisen Smith added 18 points and Jayla Hemingway a career-high 16, with both making four 3-pointers. Gray fouled out in the second overtime and Niblack in the first OT.
No. 11 IOWA STATE 76 , OKLAHOMA STATE 58
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Emily Ryan was 6-for-6 from 3-point range to lead Iowa State to its 20th win of the season to match the best start in school history as the Cyclones completed a season sweep of Oklahoma State.
Iowa State (20-3, 9-2 Big 12) picked up its 20th win in 23 games to start the season, matching the start of the 2000-01 squad.
Ryan knocked down four 3-pointers in the first half, sparking Iowa State to a 42-28 lead at intermission, hitting 61.5% from the field in the first half, including 6 of 10 from behind the arc as a team.
Lauren Fields led Oklahoma State (6-14, 1-10) with 19 points and seven rebounds.
No. 16 BYU 62, GONZAGA 50
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Paisley Harding scored 22 points and No. 16 BYU erased a 15-point halftime deficit by holding Gonzaga to just 15 second-half points in a victory that handed the Bulldogs their first West Coast Conference loss.
Kayleigh Truong scored seven of Gonzaga’s 20 first-quarter points as the Bulldogs leapt to a 20-10 advantage after one and a 35-20 advantage at intermission. BYU came alive in the third quarter, with Harding pumping in 12 points as the Cougars (19-2, 7-1) outscored Gonzaga 19-3 to take the lead, 39-38, heading into the fourth quarter and cruised to the finish.
Melody Kempton was the lone scorer to reach double figures for Gonzaga (17-5, 8-1), posting 10 points and seven rebounds.
No. 22 FLORIDA GULF COAST 73, LIPSCOMB 55
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kerstie Phills finished with 15 points and eight rebounds to power Florida Gulf Coast to its 14th straight victory with a romp over Lipscomb.
Phills sank 5 of 7 shots from the floor with two 3-pointers for the Eagles (21-1, 10-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), who earned their 28 straight win on the road — tops in the nation. Florida Gulf Coast has won 32 conference games in a row and its only blemish this season is a 58-55 loss to Princeton on Dec. 1.
Reserves Sydney Shelton and Maddie Cook topped the Bisons (8-14, 3-6) with 10 points apiece.
No. 25 KANSAS STATE 82, TEXAS TECH 75
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Ayoka Lee scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Kansas State to a victory over Texas Tech.
Lee, who is second in the nation averaging 24.5 points, made 12 of 15 field goals and reached the program’s top-10 in rebounds with a career 788.
Jaelyn Glenn added 16 points and Brylee Glenn 14 for Kansas State (17-4, 7-4 Big 12). Serena Sundell had 12 points and seven assists. The Wildcats shot 55% (28 of 51) from the field and made 22 of their 28 free-throw attempts.
Vivian Gray scored a season-high 36 points, two shy of a career best, on 14-of-19 shooting to lead Texas Tech (9-12, 2-8).
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