STILLWATER, OKLA. Renee Roberts' three-point attempt rimmed out as time expired and No. 19 Kansas edged Oklahoma, 63-61, in Big Eight women's basketball on Friday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The victory enabled Kansas to climb into third place in league standings, a half-game ahead of the Cowgirls. KU is 7-4, OSU 7-5.
Kansas All-America candidate Angela Aycock had a horrid shooting night, but led the Jayhawks with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
Aycock missed 18 of 24 shots from the floor while playing the entire 40 minutes. Her teammates made 17 of 39 shots, however.
With Aycock grabbing a dozen boards and Angie Halbleib retrieving a career-high nine, Kansas forged a 50-32 rebound advantage.
"I was very pleased with the way we outrebounded them," KU coach Marian Washington said. "We are just so small on the inside that we must do the little things."
Shelley Canada and Jennifer Trapp added seven rebounds apiece for the Jayhawks. Coincidentally, Canada and Trapp also scored seven points each.
Charisse Sampson, who fouled out with 4:11 remaining, scored 13 points. Tamecka Dixon was the only other Jayhawk in double figures with 11.
Kansas didn't go to the free throw line in the first half, then made 15 of 28 charities in the second half.
Kansas will continue its Oklahoma swing on Sunday when the Jayhawks will meet Oklahoma at 2 p.m. at Noble Arena in Norman.