Oklahoma State defeats Kansas, 76-59

  • 7 p.m., Jan. 8, 2013
  • Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kansas women never lead in 76-59 loss at No. 21 Oklahoma State

Kansas' Natalie Knight (42) passes the ball around Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias (3) during an NCAA college basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Bryan Terry)

Kansas' Natalie Knight (42) passes the ball around Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias (3) during an NCAA college basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Bryan Terry)


— Liz Donohoe scored 17 of her season-high 24 points in the first half and No. 21 Oklahoma State never let No. 17 Kansas lead in its first conference loss, 76-59, on Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Carolyn Davis scored 14 points to pace the Jayhawks (11-3 overall, 2-1 Big 12), who trailed 37-29 at intermission, their fourth straight halftime deficit. The Cowgirls (12-2, 1-2) led by as many as 18 points in the second half.

Angel Goodrich passed out eight assists and was the only other KU player to score in double digits, with 12 points. She made just 4 of 14 shots from the field and 1 of 6 from three-point range as the Jayhawks misfired from deep all night, hitting just 2 of 16 tries.

Toni Young had 15 points for Oklahoma State, which dropped its first two games of the season to Big 12 rivals Texas Tech and No. 1 Baylor. Brittney Martin had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma State, and Tiffany Bias also had 14 points.

Monica Engelman scored nine points, Chelsea Gardner added eight points and a team-best seven rebounds, and Asia Boyd had seven points, including five in an 11-2 Jayhawk surge that cut the deficit to 62-53 with 6:06 left in the game.

“I thought we were flat and didn’t have that much bounce, but Asia came in and gave us a little plug,” KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said.

Oklahoma State countered with a 9-2 run to put the game out of reach, 71-55, with 3:25 left.

Kansas will host No. 1 Baylor at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Davis enters top 10: With her third basket at 9:33 in the first half on Tuesday, KU senior Davis passed Angie Snider (1,518 points) for the No. 10 spot in the Kansas women’s career scoring list. Davis now has 1,527 points.


Ferd Magellan 9 years ago

The old South division teams just always have the Bonnie's number. No shame in losing to a ranked team on the road though. All I'm hoping for Sunday is they the never quit.

Mick Allen 9 years ago

There is shame in never being in the game and not being competitive. Same old same old?

Mick Allen 9 years ago

With all the returning talent that HCBH has, is that all we should hope for, to not quit?

Mick Allen 9 years ago

To add to the above post, I do realize we play Baylor, the once again number 1 team in the country next. If they beat us by 25 to 30 again on our home court, you have to wonder what progress HCBH has made.

Code_2008 9 years ago

And they normally don't pummel all the other Big 12 Schools by that amount either? Regardless of location?

Dyrk Dugan 9 years ago

it was disappointing that we didn't compete as well. we missed our first 10 threes.....but then once we started hitting, our defense broke down big time.

the Baylor game is important, because we need to compete in this game....we won't win it.

but it can't be 85-55 either.

no_fan 9 years ago

The ladies were never in this game from the start. They looked slow IMO and were consistently feeding a post who would not move for the ball, creating numerous turnovers. Ok state should not have won (not taking anything away from them as they are a good team) nevertheless by as many points as they did. These ladies need to be able to get the ball and go. Looks as if they were out of their element in using the entire shot clock just looking for Davis. If she is to get more buckets, then she needs to work harder at getting rebounds. Not to take anything from her but an all American post that spends the majority of their time in the lane should be pulling down way more rebounds than she is doing. The KU guards looked uncomfortable as well and if they don't get back to pushing the ball and stop trying to run a million sets, they will get run out of the gym. Angel even looked uncomfortable and that cannot happen as she has the ball in her hands the majority of the game. The next test of Baylor will show what they are made of. A loss is expected by all but it can be respectable if they play as they are capable of .

PSM 9 years ago

in the headline picture, is number 21 hailing a cab or playing basketball?

Carolyn Troupe 9 years ago

I though the same thing. And if she were hailing a cab, that amount of enthusiasm would never get one to stop.

Waylon Cook 9 years ago

A Bonnie team losing on the road? Say what?

Do I sound like a broken record? So do our WBB headlines during Big 12 play...

offline 9 years ago

Enough is enough, goodby Bonnie.

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