STILLWATER, Okla. -- Andrea Riley scored Oklahoma State's final 17 points in regulation and Megan Byford's free throw in overtime helped the Cowgirls (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) beat Texas (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) 73-72 on Wednesday night.
Riley finished with 33 points but struggled from the field in the first half and through the first 14 minutes of the second half before a late surge helped stop Oklahoma State's five-game losing streak.Tegan Cunningham added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Cowgirls (19-8, 7-6 Big 12).Brittainey Raven led Texas (19-8, 8-5) with 17 points. Earnesia Williams scored 16, Ashleigh Fontenette chipped in 15 and Yvonne Anderson scored 11 off the bench for the Longhorns.Riley missed a free throw with 21 seconds left before Byford grabbed the offensive rebound and hit the free throw to seal the win.Texas took a 14-point lead with 7:24 remaining when Raven knocked down a pair of free throws. Cunningham got a steal and a layup with 6:30 left before Riley took over.Less than five minutes after Cunningham's layup, Riley hit a shot in the paint -- her 14th straight point -- that pulled Oklahoma State within 2 points.Fontenette hit a free throw to put Texas ahead by 3 before Riley's 28-footer tied the game with 3 seconds left. She topped the 2,600-point plateau Wednesday.Byford's three points all came in overtime. With the score tied 67-67, Byford scored a layup off an inbounds play.