It may have been senior night for the Oklahoma State Cowgirls basketball team, but it was the youngsters that led OSU to a 68-67 regular season finale win over Texas.
Freshman point guard Tiffany Bias scored a career high 21 points and had six over the final minute to hold off a late Longhorns comeback try.
“When you’re led by freshmen to a win in the Big 12, it’s exciting,” OSU head coach Kurt Budke said. “I really wanted to win a close game like this before the season got away from us.”
Texas’ Yvonne Anderson was determined to keep her team’s chances at a NCAA tournament bid alive, scoring 10 points over the final minute and a half. Each time she scored she pulled the Longhorns within a basket.
With top-scorer Toni Young fouled out, and senior sharp shooter Lakyn Garrison on the bench — she went scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting from the field — Budke had to rely on a mix of four freshmen, a sophomore and a junior to keep UT at bay.
And it would Bias who would step up to the plate, hitting 6-of-8 free throws over the final two minutes and driving in for a lay-up with 50 seconds left that put the Cowgirls up by five.
Bias shot 6-of-12 from the field, 3-of-5 from 3-point range and had three assists and three steals in the win.