FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Lori Butler-Rayford had 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead TCU to a 97-63 victory over Oklahoma State (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) on Tuesday, the Cowgirls' first loss of the season.
Butler-Rayford was almost perfect in the game, going 13-of-15 from the field and making all three of her free throws.Helena Sverrisdottir scored 17 points and Adrianne Ross added 11 for TCU (5-6).Shaunte' Smith led Oklahoma State (7-1) with 16 points and Danielle Green added 12.Butler-Rayford scored seven straight points over a span of 68 seconds in the first half.With the score tied at 12, Ross made a steal and passed to Butler-Rayford for a fastbreak layup. Butler-Rayford then rebounded an Oklahoma State miss and scored on a layup and then got another pass from Ross and hit a 3-pointer.After Oklahoma State tied the game at 39 with 1:57 left on a jumper by Alex Richardson, Butler-Rayford responded with a jumper to start a 7-0 run that gave the Lady Frogs a 46-39 halftime lead.TCU pulled away steadily in the second half.