Despite the rough loss from West Virginia, Cowgirls finish the regular season by beating Kansas State, 59-51.The Cowgirls also honored their three seniors, All-American Brittney Martin, Roddricka Patton and Rylie Swanson.
In the first quarter, OSU shot 35 percent but was active inside the glass with 12 boards. However, the drought hit the Cowgirls in the second quarter for three and a half minutes before sophomore Kaylee Jensen ended the drought to extend the lead, 23-19. Kansas State climbed back into the lead at halftime when hitting back-to-back three-pointers to take a 29-28 lead into the break.
Oklahoma State continued to have trouble scoring in the third quarter, but came back in the fourth quarter with back-to-back buckets to cut the Wildcat lead, 45-44. In the last minute of the game, the Cowgirl's defense locked down and forced the Wildcats to turnover the ball, securing the victory for OSU.
OSU finishes the season with 21-8 overall and 11-7 in Big 12 play, marking 11 as the new high in school history for conference wins in a season. As of now, the Cowgirls finish fourth in the Big 12 and will most likely be a four-seed and play Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City. However, if West Virginia gets upset by Iowa State tonight then it will force a three-way tie with West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. Oklahoma State will win the tiebreaker.
Big 12 Tournament
11:00 a.m. against Oklahoma OR 8:30 p.m. against Kansas State