Norman, OK — The No. 24 Oklahoma State University Cowgirls (14-4, 5-2 Big 12) took down the Oklahoma Sooners (9-10, 4-4 Big 12) 70-67 in the Battle of Bedlam Saturday afternoon at the Lloyd Noble Center.
It was a hard fought four quarters that came down to the final seconds of the game, but Oklahoma State head coach Jim Littell and his squad did what they “expected” to do. Littell said in the postgame press conference that in the past few years his team’s mentality has changed when it comes to Bedlam.
Instead of hoping to travel to Norman and win, they now expect to win.
Oklahoma State only had two players score in double figures, and Kaylee Jensen led all scorers with an impressive 29 points. Jensen battled it out with Oklahoma's Vionise Pierre-Louis most of the game. The two players are regarded as two of the most prominent post players in the Big 12 Conference.
Jensen scored two huge three-pointers in the fourth quarter, giving the Cowgirls the lead with less than two minutes to go.
“It wasn’t a pretty game in a lot of respects,” Littell said. “It was one of those grind out games that you got to have to be competitive in the Big 12.”
Pierre-Louis snagged an impressive 20 rebounds, the most by a Sooner since 2009, while also scoring 14 points. Freshman Shaina Pellington was also a difference maker for Oklahoma, adding 26 points.
Oklahoma State’s star guard Loryn Goodwin was held to only five points, after coming off of a 30-point game against West Virginia.
The Sooners will move on to host Kansas on Wednesday.
Oklahoma State will take on Iowa State at the Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday.
Breaking down BEDLAM! Oklahoma State defeated Oklahoma 70-67 in Norman.Posted by Swish Appeal on Saturday, January 20, 2018