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Kansas defeats Oklahoma State, 73-66

  • 7 p.m., Feb. 23, 2011
  • Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK

Thursday, February 24, 2011

KU women rally against Oklahoma State

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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, 3 months ago

This is the winning streak we need girls. Come on home to return the favor to the Big 10 Traitors and then you MUST WIN at Iowa State for a serious chance at the Big Dance. This is the spark, go get it girls... and work on your rebounding and turnovers along the way, please?

truefan 6 years, 3 months ago

Hopefully we are seeing a young team come together late in the season. We have 3 more tough, but winnable regular season games. If the girls can get 2 wins out of the last 3 games we'll be in great shape to make the Big Dance. They also have to try and steal a game in the Big XII tourny. We'll probably play the first day of the Big XII tourny against a beatable team. Just take care of business and punch your ticket to the dance.

Cody Stumma 6 years, 3 months ago

I've been looking at the standings at the moment and if we were to end today, we'd face Mizzou once more for the first round tournament before earning the right to get crushed once again, by Baylor.

Let's take the realistic road and say that we win our last two home games but lose to Iowa State on the road, giving us a 7-9 record and 20-10 overall. Looking at the other teams around us with the similar record, finishing out like that would place us as 8th in the Big 12 Tournament (we'd lose any Tie-breakers to Texas and Texas Tech should they happen to lose out). Our 9th seed opponent would either be Mizzou or Colorado again (should they happen to beat Mizzou a 2nd time). Either way, we get Baylor as a 2nd round opponent so we HAVE to win the first round game and at least 2 of the 3 (3 to give us a good foot INSIDE the bubble though) to have a decent shot at making the NCAA Tournament.

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