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February 23, 2013

Cowgirls crush Sooners

NORMAN — The Oklahoma women did the impossible Saturday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

They could not, however, do it twice, and because they couldn't Bedlam's second chapter was a Cowgirls operation.

OU's 83-62 loss was its third in four games and with No. 1 Baylor coming up Monday night at Lloyd Noble Center, only a gargantuan upset will keep it from becoming four of five.

Just maybe, the Sooners and Cowgirls played the most unlikely first half in the history of the sport.

At the game's third media timeout, OU trailed 23-4 11:53 before the half. Yet, before the half, the Sooners would lead 29-26, trail 34-29 and, finally, trail 34-33 going into the break.

They couldn't pull off the same type of rally in the second half.

OU didn't convert its second post-intermission field goal until 4:50 elapsed. It was a Joanna McFarland 3-pointer and OSU still had an eight-point lead.

The Cowgirls stretched it to 51-38, the Sooners pulled within six, then it started heading back the other way, not stopping until the final buzzer.

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