No. 11 Oklahoma State holds off second-half surge to defeat TCU 65-53
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Tiffany Bias scored 23 points and Oklahoma State spurred away to a 12-0 lead and then held off a pair of second-half surges to defeat TCU 65-53 Tuesday night.
Bias hit 6 of 14 shots, including going 5-for-8 from 3-point range, with four assists for the Cowgirls (15-1, 4-1 Big 12), who this week reclaimed the No. 11 spot in the rankings after handing Iowa State its first loss on Saturday. Oklahoma State shot just 35.5 percent from the field, but made eight 3-pointers.
Zahna Medley scored 17 for TCU (11-6, 2-3). The Lady Frogs opened the second half with a 10-0 run, making stops on Oklahoma State's first nine possessions, and twice came within five points.
The Cowgirls' firepower was too much with Roshunda Johnson adding 12 points and Brittany Atkins 11. Bias hit a 3-pointer to stop the first TCU rally, and a Johnson 3 blunted the second.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Ariel Hearn scored 18 points Tuesday night and Asianna Fuqua-Bey sank two game-winning free throws in overtime as Memphis rallied to upset No. 23 Rutgers 74-73.
Pa'Sonna Hope scored 16 and grabbed 10 rebounds, Breigha Wilder-Cochran scored 12 and Fuqua-Bey finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Rutgers (13-3, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) led 36-27 at halftime, but Memphis (9-8, 2-3) rallied to take a 63-62 second-half lead at 1:59 on a free throw by Hope. Betnijah Laney's jumper tied it at 66 at the end of regulation.
Copper answered a layup by Ariel Hearn with one of her own and Rutgers led 73-70 at 1:04 in OT, but Wilder-Cochran sank two free throws to make it a one-point game. Christa Evans was called for a foul with 9 seconds left and Fuqua-Bey made two free throws for the win.
Copper finished with 23, Scaife 21 and Laney added 15.
Rutgers, which entered the top 25 for the first time this season on Monday, will host No. 1 UConn on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights were done in by 24 turnovers despite shooting 55 percent from the field. It also didn't help that they didn't get a point from their reserves.