9:30 PM ET, March 8, 2005
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chelsea Aubrey had 15 points and six rebounds to lead Nebraska to a 60-45 win over Oklahoma State Tuesday night in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.Oklahoma State (7-20) was within seven points with 2:25 to play, but two free throws and a lay-up by Nebraska put the game out of reach at 56-45 with 1:25 left.Kiera Hardy had 13 points for the Cornhuskers (17-12) and Jelena Spiric added 10 points and eight rebounds.Taleesha Conder led the Cowgirls with 14 points before fouling out with one minute left, after spending most the second half on the bench. Nina Stone added 12 points for Oklahoma State.Nebraska plays No. 17 Kansas State on Wednesday night.The game was tied 29-29 at halftime, but Oklahoma State had shooting troubles in the second half. The Cowgirls shot just 24 percent (7-of-3) from the floor and had just two field goals in the first 11:30 of the half.Nebraska went on an 8-2 run early in the second half to take a 44-34 lead with 10:25 left.