Cent Arkansas 36

(2-9, 1-5 away)

(20) Oklahoma State 107

(10-1, 7-0 home)

    12:30 PM ET, December 22, 2007

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    CARK 15 2136
    #20OKST 61 46107

    Top Performers

    Central Arkansas: K. Lee 11 Pts, 2 Reb

    Oklahoma St: K. Hernandez 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Hernandez, No. 23 Oklahoma St. drill Central Arkansas by 71

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Reserve Kristin Hernandez scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma State (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) to its most lopsided victory in program history, 107-36 over Central Arkansas on Saturday.

    Oklahoma State (10-1) scored the first 13 points and never was challenged by Central Arkansas (2-9), a team that suited up only eight players. The Sugar Bears are in their second season in NCAA Division I.

    The Cowgirls' previous most lopsided win was 112-56 against Tulsa on Feb. 25, 1978, and recorded their highest point total since a 109-56 rout of Nicholls State on Dec. 15, 1996.

    Central Arkansas, a member of the Southland Conference, had its second-worst loss in program history two days ago, 121-48 at No. 9 Oklahoma. The only time Central Arkansas lost by a wider margin than in its games this week was on March 9, 1977, when the Sugar Bears fell 132-50 to Southeastern Louisiana.

    Andrea Riley had 17 points and Danielle Green 15 for the Cowgirls.

    "I thought we were very good, very focused," Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke said. "Central Arkansas is a young team. They're growing and they're going to be fine. It's tough to come on the road and play Oklahoma and us back-to-back like that."

    Oklahoma State led 30-1 before Central Arkansas scored its first basket with 11:32 left in the first half. The Sugar Bears managed consecutive baskets only once, after having done so only twice against Oklahoma.

    The Cowgirls led 61-15 at halftime and extended their lead throughout the final 20 minutes, even as Budke used all his reserves. All but one of Oklahoma State's 13 players scored. Oklahoma State went 38-of-69 from the field (55.1 percent) and outrebounded the Sugar Bears 60-28.

    "We thought today could be an opportunity to play some of our young kids and give them an opportunity to compete a little bit," Budke said. "As I look at the minutes, I think we did a good job of that."

    Kia Lee scored 11 points to lead Central Arkansas, which committed 31 turnovers. The Sugar Bears' only wins this season have come against Grambling State and Division II Arkansas-Monticello.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 36 107
    FG Made-Attempted 14-62 (.226) 38-69 (.551)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-29 (.172) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 24-37 (.649)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 71

    Game Leaders

    PointsK. Lee 11K. Hernandez 20
    ReboundsK. Britton 5M. Byford 11
    AssistsC. Bolden 3D. Green 3
    StealsC. Bolden 2C. Walter 4

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