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The Associated Press | November 16, 2013

Bias eclipses 600 assists as OK State handles Northern Colorado 87-51

No. 20 Oklahoma St. beats Northern Colorado 87-51

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Tiffany Bias scored 18 points and dished out seven assists as No. 20 Oklahoma State defeated Northern Colorado 87-51 on Saturday.

There was a moment of silence prior to the game to honor four lives lost in a plane crash on Nov. 17, 2011; former head coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna and former state Sen. Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula.

Bias made 6 of 10 shots for Oklahoma State (3-0). LaShawn Jones scored 17 and Brittany Atkins added 14. Bias became the third Oklahoma State player (12th in the Big 12) to record 600 career assists.

Loyd helps No. 6 Notre Dame rout Valparaiso

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Prior to Saturday's game against Valparaiso, the Notre Dame women's basketball program honored former star Skylar Diggins by inducting her into the school's Ring of Honor.

For the first few minutes, the sixth-ranked Irish played like they could have used the services of the former All-American, who graduated last Spring and now plays for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA.

''No more emotional pregames,'' said Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, whose team did not score its first basket until 2:21 had elapsed. ''We got off to such a slow start, I thought the emotion of the day was what the problem was.''

From there, though, it was all Irish as they stomped the Crusaders 96-46.

Jewell Loyd led four Irish in double figures with 22 points as Notre Dame improved to 3-0. Valparaiso dropped to 0-3.

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