Stillwater, OK — Three Cowgirls combined for 70 points as the No. 24 Oklahoma State (13-4, 4-2) upsets No. 17 West Virginia (15-4, 3-4) in Stillwater last night.
Braxtin Miller, Kaylee Jensen and Loryn Goodwin led the way for the Cowgirls, while the rest of the team combined for only nine points, during the Cowgirls 79-73 victory over the Mountaineers.
The Lady Mountaineers were looking to get back to winning after dropping a heartbreaker in overtime against an unranked TCU a few days ago, but instead, the Cowgirls bounced back from its loss and beat its second Top 25 team this season.
Despite 19 seconds when the game was tied, Oklahoma State led West Virginia the entire game. One player who had been on a tear this season has been Goodwin who once again scored 30-points in the contest – her third time this season. The first Cowgirl to accomplish such a feat since Toni Young back in 2010-2011.
Even with another stellar performance from his starter, Oklahoma State’s head coach Jim Littell gave credit to West Virginia for battling last night, despite dealing with injuries.
“It was a really nice win for our team tonight,” Littell said. “West Virginia started the season 15-0, and they’ve sustained a lot of injuries this year… They’re long, they’re athletic they play hard; they’re hard to score on. We had a great deal of trouble in the first half… It’s just good to come out with a win.”
Although struggling with injuries, West Virginia boasts a dynamic scoring duo in Naomi Davenport and Teana Muldrow, who is the second-highest scoring pair in the Big-12 behind OSU’s Jensen and Goodwin.
Last night the two didn’t disappoint as Davenport led the way for the Mountaineers with 25 points and Muldrow added a double-double scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
On the opposing end, Jensen recorded her own double-double for the Cowgirls with 17 points and 11rebounds.
West Virginia will move on to face Iowa State on the road Saturday in hopes of snapping its losing streak and Oklahoma State will travel to Norman for a Bedlam battle.
Oklahoma State won the previous matchup against the unranked Sooners earlier this season.