Wednesday's Big 12 Women's Basketball Roundup
Thursday, March 10, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brittany Chambers scored 20 points and Jalana Childs added 14 to lead fourth-seeded Kansas State to a 56-53 victory over Iowa State, sending the Wildcats to the Big 12 women’s tournament semifinals against top-seeded Baylor.
Kansas State (21-9) was up by 13 when Hallie Christofferson hit back-to-back 3-pointers with 5:24 remaining. The Cyclones (22-10) closed within three before Chassidy Cole and Kelsey Bolte missed 3-pointers in the final 18 seconds.
Christofferson led the Cyclones with 18 points.
The Wildcats took a 30-25 halftime lead thanks largely to a strong start from Childs, who contributed 10 points before the break. Chambers, an All-Big 12 selection, had nine, and Branshea Brown scored seven.
Iowa State stayed close throughout the half as Christofferson came off the bench to score six points. The Cyclones got a 12-rebound performance from Chelsea Poppens.
Texas A&M 77, Texas 50
Danielle Adams scored 23 points, and Sydney Colson and Tyra White each added 14 as No. 8 Texas A&M cruised past turnover-prone Texas 77-50 on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Texas committed 31 turnovers, one shy of the tournament record, and was held to its lowest points total of the season.
The Aggies (27-4), the tournament’s No. 2 seed, will Oklahoma on Friday. Texas A&M defeated its rival for the third time this season, and the tournament win was the most convincing of the three.
Chelsea Bass came off the bench to lead Texas (19-13) with 11 points.
Oklahoma 71, Texas Tech 69
Danielle Robinson scored 19 points and Carlee Roethlisberger added 18 to lead No. 21 Oklahoma to a 71-69 victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday night.
The Sooners (21-10) advanced to face Texas A&M in Friday’s semifinals.
Casey Morris hit a 3-pointer to pull the Lady Raiders (22-10) within two with 47.4 seconds left. Oklahoma could have sealed the game when Aaryn Ellenberg came up with a steal, but she missed an open layup.
Texas Tech called timeout with 9 seconds left and put the ball in Chynna Brown’s hands for a drive, but she lost the ball on her way to the basket and Oklahoma held on.
Monique Smalls led the Lady Raiders with 15 points.