A late push propelled the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 73-66 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Playing to a loud crowd of friends and family in her home state, Angel Goodrich scored a season-high 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. Monica Engelman added in 10 points and dished out seven assists, finishing one shy of matching her season record.
Aishah Sutherland turned out a solid all-around performance with 14 points and seven boards. Sutherland went 6-for-8 at the free throw line, earning key points in the final minute that allowed the Jayhawks to push the game out of reach.
OSU’s Toni Young led the game with 20 points and eight rebounds. Vicky McIntyre added 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Jayhawks, who are now on a two-game winning streak, improved to 18-9 and 5-8 in the Big 12, while the Cowgirls fell to 15-11 and 3-10 in conference play.
For much of the game, the Cowgirls held an advantage. But Kansas battled close throughout, and with 2:26 left to play, Goodrich knocked down a decisive three for the Jayhawks. Engelman then followed suit, giving KU a lead it would never relinquish.
The Jayhawks will look to build on their winning streak 7 p.m. Saturday, when Nebraska visits Allen Fieldhouse.