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January 26, 2014

Furious rally falls short in overtime for Cowgirls

STILLWATER, Okla. —

Oklahoma State had perennial Big 12 Conference power Baylor on the ropes after rallying from 16 points down in the second half. But the Lady Bears did as they've done for the past three years — they won.

The furious rally by the Cowgirls was all for not as Baylor hit a 3-pointer to send the game in Gallagher-Iba Arena to overtime, and got the game's biggest play from senior point guard Odyssey Sims in the final seconds to knock off OSU 69-66.

"It was a really tough loss, especially since we had great opportunities to win the game," Cowgirl senior point guard Tiffany Bias said. "We had a chance in regulation, but we got hurt by the little things, just not making free throws and turning the ball over. It's a tough loss for us."

After going on a 25-6 run over a seven-minute span to take a three-point lead with 4:28 remaining in regulation, the Cowgirls went blow for blow with the Bears to close out the final 20 minutes of regulation.

Oklahoma State had the upper-hand in the final minute when Kendra Suttles, who scored 12 points in 22 minutes off the bench for OSU, made a layup to give the Cowgirls a three-point advantage.

But that evaporated when Baylor's Makenzie Robertson tied the game with a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining in regulation.

"Hindsight is 20/20. If I had to do it over again, I'd foul at the end of regulation," Littell said. "Robertson hit a great shot. ... All sorts of things go through your mind on that, but if we had to do it over again, we should have fouled on that play at the end of regulation and made that scenario happen."

OSU got one last opportunity with Bias leaking out on the inbounds play, but her layup rolled out to send it to overtime.

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