Nebraska Nips Oklahoma State, 88-67
Feb. 3, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Kelsey Griffin scored 19 points and Yvonne Turner added 17 to lead five Nebraska players in double figures and the fourth-ranked Cornhuskers beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 88-67 on Wednesday night.
Oklahoma State, coming off a road win against then-No. 8 Texas A&M, flopped in its first game ever as a Top 10 team.
Nebraska (20-0, 7-0 Big 12) led by double digits five minutes into the game. The advantage grew to 25 on Turner's four-point play, and the Huskers were up 51-27 at half.
OSU (18-4, 6-2), meanwhile, missed 10 of its first 11 shots and committed seven turnovers in the first 9 minutes.
Andrea Riley, the nation's leading scorer, missed seven shots in a row before making her first basket 12 minutes into the game. Riley sat out most of the second half with four fouls and finished with a season-low 15 points, 11 under her average.
The Huskers' onslaught continued in the second half, and they emptied the bench early. Nebraska's starters began leaving about five minutes into the second half as the Huskers' lead increased to 36 points.
The Huskers and top-ranked Connecticut remain the nation's only unbeaten teams. Like UConn, the Huskers are winning in convincing fashion.
Nebraska's average margin is 25 points a game, and half of its victories have been by 20 points or more.
Dominique Kelley scored 13 points, Lindsey Moore 11 and Cory Montgomery 10 for the Huskers.
Turner made four of the Huskers' 11 3-pointers but did some of her best work on the defensive end.
She flustered Riley all game, fighting through screens to stay with OSU's big scorer and holding her to 4-of-15 shooting.
Toni Young had 14 points and Lindsey Keller and Precious Robinson 12 apiece for the Cowgirls.