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No. 18 OSU has no trouble with Tigers

January 17, 2008

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— Andrea Riley scored 19 points, and Taylor Hardeman matched her season high with 16 points to help No. 18 Oklahoma State rout Missouri, 76-41, on Wednesday night.

Oklahoma State (15-1, 3-0 Big 12) has won eight straight regular-season games against Big 12 North Division opponents and 12 straight home games overall. The Cowgirls remained tied atop the conference standings and are 3-0 in league play for the first time since the 1997-98 season.

Missouri (8-8, 1-2) lost in only its second true road game of the season. The Tigers also lost their first such game, at South Dakota State on Nov. 18. The Tigers, who beat Texas Tech in their previous game, failed to record back-to-back wins over South Division foes for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

Jessra Johnson led Missouri with 13 points, while Amanda Hanneman added 10 points.

Missouri recorded its lowest point total since scoring 37 in a loss to Kansas on Feb. 7, 1999. Oklahoma State's 36-point margin of victory was its second-highest in 22 victories over the Tigers.

The Cowgirls, coming off a 19-point victory over archrival Oklahoma, entered the game enjoying their highest ranking ever. During pre-game introductions, fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena watched about 21â2 minutes of highlights from that game.

No. 11 Oklahoma 80, Nebraska 72

Norman, Okla. - Danielle Robinson scored 22 points, Courtney Paris led a second half surge, and Oklahoma beat Nebraska.

No. 19 Texas A&M 72, No. 25 Colorado 68

Boulder, Colo. - Danielle Gant scored 24 points, and Takia Starks added 18 to lead Texas A&M. Jackie McFarland had 24 points to lead the Buffaloes, who lost their second straight game.

No. 24 Texas 59, Iowa State 56

Austin, Texas - Carla Cortijo scored 13 points, including two key baskets in the final two minutes, and Texas won its first Big 12 game. Kathleen Nash added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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