Stillwater, Okla. The streak is dead. Long live the streak.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, which had lost 14 straight Big 12 Conference road games, ended that skid — and prolonged Oklahoma State’s home losing streak — with a 67-52 victory Wednesday over OSU at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Danielle McCray led the Jayhawks with a career-high-tying 30 points, and she contributed 13 rebounds.
“Danielle was just borderline unbelievable,” KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said.
KU’s last league road victory came in the 2006-07 season finale at Missouri. The Jayhawks were 0-8 on the road in conference last season and 0-6 so far this season.
OSU, meanwhile, has lost six straight at home.
“The kids deserve credit for having great focus and concentration coming in here,” Henrickson said.
The Jayhawks (15-11 overall, 4-9 Big 12) were especially impressive down the stretch, making nine of 12 free throws in the final three minutes and scoring the game’s final 13 points.
OSU, which was led by Big 12 scoring leader Andrea Riley’s 18 points, fell to 15-11 and 4-9.
Riley came in averaging 24 points per game. She connected on just seven of 28 field-goal attempts.
A Riley basket and free throw tied the game at 38 with 12:56 to play. Over the next six minutes, Kansas went on a 14-4 run to forge a 10-point lead at 52-42. McCray scored seven points during the run, while Nicollette Smith tossed in five.
After an OSU timeout, the Cowgirls held Kansas scoreless for just under four minutes, clawing back within two points at 52-50, but McCray knocked down two free throws with 3:25 to play to stop the OSU comeback.
The 30-point, 13-rebound performance marked McCray's second-straight double-double and the sixth of the season.