Riley helps Oklahoma State avoid Kansas' upset bid

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Andrea Riley, the Big 12's leading scorer, had 18 of her 26 points in the second half to lead Oklahoma State (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) to a 59-54 come-from-behind win over Kansas on Wednesday night.

Riley, who entered the game averaging 20.5 points, made two free throws with 16.9 seconds left to put the game away. Riley missed her first four shots of the game as the Cowgirls (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) fell behind 20-8 midway through the first half.

After Kansas' leading scorer, Danielle McCray, went to the bench with foul trouble, Oklahoma State ended the half on a 16-3 run to take a 24-23 lead at the break. McCray ended up with nine points, nearly eight below her average.

Sade Morris led the Jayhawks with 17 points and Taylor McIntosh had 14 for Kansas (11-3, 0-1 Big 12), which started the game with an 11-0 lead.

Danielle Green had 12 points for Oklahoma State.