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January 30, 2014

OSU avoids upset

FORT WORTH, Texas — Roshunda Johnson’s basket with 9 seconds remaining lifted No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 49-48 victory over TCU Wednesday on a night Tiffany Bias became the Cowgirls’ all-time assist leader.

Bias had five assists for 712 in her career at Oklahoma State (18-2, 7-2 Big 12). She led the Cowgirls with 17 points. Johnson finished with 10 while Brittney Martin had 15 rebounds.

Oklahoma State trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half. OSU caught the Horned Frogs (12-8, 3-5) at 38-all on Kendra Suttles’ layup with 12:10 left and didn’t take its first lead until 10:30.

OSU was held to a season-low point total. The Cowgirls were also held to a season low for a single half with 20 points in the second half, but TCU scored only 14.

TCU was led by Natalie Ventress with 12 points and Zahna Medley 11. Latricia Lovings grabbed 12 rebounds.

No. 9 Baylor 92, Texas Tech 43: WACO, Texas — Odyssey Sims scored 25 points and No. 9 Baylor cruised to a 92-43 victory over Texas Tech after the Big 12-leading Lady Bears scored the game’s first 19 points Wednesday night.

Baylor (17-3, 7-1 Big 12) has won its last three games, rebounding nicely from the team’s first back-to-back losses in four years — since Brittney Griner’s freshman season.

Texas Tech (6-14, 0-9) missed its first 12 shots before Marina Lizarazu, one of its two freshman starters, made an impressive drive for a layup more than 9 minutes into the game.

The Lady Bears had another big run to start the second half, with Sims making two 3-pointers as they scored 16 consecutive points over a 5-minutes span. Makenzie Robertson also had two 3s in that stretch before Nina Davis’ run-capping layup made it 63-22.

Davis finished with 13 points while Robertson and Khadijiah Cave had 11 points, and Ieshia Small 10.

Amber Battle led Texas Tech with 11 points.

No. 20 West Virginia 67, No. 23 Iowa St. 56: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Asya Bussie scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 20 West Virginia to a 67-56 win over No. 23 Iowa State on Wednesday.

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