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K-State spanks Tigers

January 8, 2004


— Kansas State center Nicole Ohlde and guard Laurie Koehn put on a clinic Wednesday night on how an inside-out combination is supposed to work.

The pair combined for 56 points Wednesday as 11th-ranked Kansas State beat Missouri, 95-59, in the Big 12 opener for both.

Ohlde was 14-of-16 from the floor and had 31 points, while Koehn hit seven three-pointers in scoring 25 points to lead the Wildcats (10-2) to their 26th-straight home win.

"How do you defend that?" Missouri forward Evan Unrau said of Ohlde and Koehn. "You get spread out to guard Koehn, and then Ohlde hits every layup inside. That's near impossible to stop."

Ohlde, who started the season slowly, has scored 100 points over her last four games.

"Laurie was draining threes left and right, and then we got an effective inside presence," Ohlde said. "Everything is starting to click together pretty well."

With the duo heating up, the Wildcats have won eight straight after losing two of their first four games. And they've done it handily, winning by an average of 35 points during the streak.

No. 14 Colorado 69, No. 24 Baylor 59

Waco, Texas -- Kate Fagan scored 17 points, and Tera Bjorklund added 16 to lead Colorado past Baylor.

No. 15 Oklahoma 70, Nebraska 51

Norman, Okla. -- Maria Villarroel scored 19 points, and Oklahoma took advantage of sloppy play by Nebraska to win the Big 12 opener for both. Villarroel grabbed five rebounds and had two assists for the Sooners (11-1, 1-0), who scored 26 points off Nebraska turnovers.

Oklahoma State 67, Texas A&M; 65

Stillwater, Okla. -- Nina Stone scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lead Oklahoma State over Texas A&M.;

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