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January 26, 2014

Furious rally falls short in overtime for Cowgirls



"I had made eye contact with Kendra to try to get a quick out ... I had it and shoulders were behind me, it was just one of those things where it was just in and out," said the senior point guard, who finished with a team-high 17 points with 14 coming after halftime. "It was kind of a tough night for me the whole night. I wish I would have made it, but it was just one of those things and you've got to move on."

Robertson, who went 6 for 10 from beyond the arc, hit another big 3-pointer in the extra period to give Baylor a five-point lead with three minutes remaining.

With the game tied and OSU in possession of the ball in the final 30 seconds of overtime, the Cowgirls had to settle for a 3-point attempt by Suttles — that was an air ball — before the shot clock expired.

"We were trying to post Brittney Martin on Makenzie Robertson where we had a distinct size advantage and we had gone to it earlier and tried to go back to it, but we got a pass deflected and Odyssey got the layup," Littell said. "But the plan was to try to isolate Brittney on the box on a smaller guard."

Sims, the conference's leading scorer with 30 points per game, claimed the loose ball and went the length of the court to get a bucket and foul with 3.8 seconds remaining. The Baylor point guard — who finished with 17 points, eight assists and eight turnovers — then picked the ball from Bias at midcourt to prevent OSU from even getting a shot at sending it to a second overtime.

With the loss, Oklahoma State drops to a tie for second with West Virginia in the conference standings, one game behind Baylor. The Cowgirls now face a two-game road trip starting with TCU, which is 11-1 on its home court, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, then travel to Norman for a Bedlam battle Saturday.

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