STILLWATER, Oklahoma (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team lost the lead in an 86-82 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Texas led 26-20 after the first quarter, but the Cowgirls took a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Longhorns bounced back in the final frame and drew twice, once at 72–72 with Shay Hall’s 3-pointer with 5:27 left, and the next at 75–75 with Amina Muhammad’s 3-pointer with 4:01 left. However, Texas never got over the hump and the Cowgirls did just enough to win at home.
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Texas made two more shots than the Cowgirls, Oklahoma State buried eight three-pointers to Texas’s two. In the second quarter, Oklahoma State threw 60% from long range at 6 of 10, but then made only one in seven attempts in the second half.
With the Longhorns, DeJona Gaston scored a game-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and a couple of blocked shots. Sonya Morris scored 16 points on 8-of-17 shooting with three steals, while Rory Harmon scored 11 points with six rebounds and four assists. Mohammed scored 10 points and Holle nine off the bench.
For Oklahoma State, Naomi Alnatas scored 20 points with eight assists. Lior Garson had 17 points to the bench for the Cowgirls.
Texas (11-5, 2-1 Big 12 Conference) hosts Kansas at 7:00 p.m. Jan. 10. Oklahoma State (11-4, 1-2) travels to Waco to face Baylor at 7:00 p.m. Jan. 11.