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Originally published February 23, 2011 at 09:17p.m., updated February 24, 2011 at 12:00a.m.

KU women notch road win, defeat Oklahoma State, 73-66

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A late push propelled the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 73-66 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Playing to a loud crowd of friends and family in her home state, Angel Goodrich scored a season-high 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. Monica Engelman added in 10 points and dished out seven assists, finishing one shy of matching her season record.

Aishah Sutherland turned out a solid all-around performance with 14 points and seven boards. Sutherland went 6-for-8 at the free throw line, earning key points in the final minute that allowed the Jayhawks to push the game out of reach.

OSU’s Toni Young led the game with 20 points and eight rebounds. Vicky McIntyre added 18 points and seven rebounds.

The Jayhawks, who are now on a two-game winning streak, improved to 18-9 and 5-8 in the Big 12, while the Cowgirls fell to 15-11 and 3-10 in conference play.

For much of the game, the Cowgirls held an advantage. But Kansas battled close throughout, and with 2:26 left to play, Goodrich knocked down a decisive three for the Jayhawks. Engelman then followed suit, giving KU a lead it would never relinquish.

The Jayhawks will look to build on their winning streak 7 p.m. Saturday, when Nebraska visits Allen Fieldhouse.

Comments

Cody Stumma 6 years, 7 months ago

Gotta work on the rebounding still, but huge win tonight girls... come on home and give Nebraska what they deserve.

Sharon Roullins 6 years, 7 months ago

Great job Ladies! Winning on the road always is a great feeling!

Ashwin Rao 6 years, 7 months ago

I followed this game on twitter, and I was very impressed by the fight in our girls! Congratulations! We did it even after Carolyn Davis fouled out!

MinnesotaJay 6 years, 7 months ago

A gutsy, poised effort. Hats off, ladies!

KGphoto 6 years, 7 months ago

Let me get this right. That's a two game win streak? A streak. Really.

Way to go ladies. Keep fighting. And we'll keep fighting to get you a coach.

John Boyle 6 years, 7 months ago

Nice job as usual KGphoto. Take a positive and turn it into a negative.

Waylon Cook 6 years, 7 months ago

He's not turning anything into a negative! All Bonnie has shown is that we have talent to win a few games but lose just as many(in conference not cupcakes....). I'm always glad to beat on some Oklahoma schools. But fact is we AREN'T going to the NCAA's 7 seasons no appearances folks time to go!

Dyrk Dugan 6 years, 7 months ago

with this win...we have a chance...slim as it is...to post Bonnie's best record she's ever had in the league. 6-10 is it. (two years ago.) we'd have to beat NU on Saturday...and then KSU at home for the reg. season finale to do it...and that would be 7-9.

if we can do this, then i say we give Bonnie another year...if she can't, she's gone. a three game season to decide her fate. and the reason why i'm willing to do this....(i've been very vocal about it's time for her to go after this year) is because we are very young....our top four or five players are all sophs and frosh. So we are extremely young...we had a decent pre conference, and it looks like...again, looks like...that we are improving.

that being said, it's time to do it. we played KSU tough in Manhattan..and NU tough at Lincoln land....so we should be able to turn the tables on them in Lawrence. we had to pull it out of our tail to beat MU at home....but nonetheless, a win over them is good. (they just got blasted by the 'Huskers...what is up with the lady Tiggers? new coach woes late i guess).

anyhoo, another 6-10 or we wash out and go 0-3 to finish 5-11, should finish Bonnie. and with the young talent on the team, a new coach would at least have somewhat of a baseline to start with.

Go Jayhawks!

big12ku 6 years, 7 months ago

I agree. I'm glad the ladies won but Bonnie still needs to go. All of the things Bonnie lacks as a coach is still present in games and will not be (and has not been) successful against better teams (in 7 years) and let's not forget Bonnie's lack of player development, growth and motivation - all the things a coach needs to be succesful. Don't let a win or two here and there distract you from the obvious. These ladies need and deserve a better coaching staff. Bottomline.

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