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Cowgirls deny Bears title

March 7, 2008

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Baylor guard Jhasmin Player, left, comforts teammate Angela Tisdale after Baylor's 72-68 loss to Oklahoma State. The outcome denied Baylor a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.

Baylor guard Jhasmin Player, left, comforts teammate Angela Tisdale after Baylor's 72-68 loss to Oklahoma State. The outcome denied Baylor a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.

— Andrea Riley scored 27 points, and Shaunte Smith added 17 as No. 20 Oklahoma State beat No. 8 Baylor, 72-68, Thursday night to dash the Bears' chance of sharing the Big 12 regular-season championship.

Maria Cordero added nine points for the Cowgirls (23-6, 11-5), seven of them coming in the final four minutes.

Angela Tisdale had 18 points for Baylor (24-5, 12-4), which could have tied Kansas State for the regular-season conference title. Jessica Morrow and Danielle Wilson had 11 each.

Oklahoma State took a 42-29 lead with 4:44 left in the first half on consecutive baskets - a jumper and a three-pointer - by Riley, who scored 19 in the half. But the Bears went into halftime on a 7-2 spurt to close within 43-36.

After two quick baskets to open the second half put the Cowgirls up by 11, Baylor used a 10-2 run to cut the lead to 53-52 with 13:04 remaining.

No. 17 Texas A&M 73, No. 11 Oklahoma 59

College Station, Texas - Danielle Gant had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Texas A&M over Oklahoma, the Aggies' sixth straight victory and their third in a row over a Top-25 team.

Texas A&M (23-7, 11-5 Big 12) finished the regular season with victories in 10 of its last 11 games after starting conference play 1-4.

The Aggies led this one from start to finish and maintained a double-digit lead through most of the game.

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