The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 19, 2013

Bias leads Cowgirls over Michigan State


Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tiffany Bias hit all of her free throws in the final seconds and No. 13 Oklahoma State held off Michigan State to win 63-57 on Thursday in the Puerto Rico Classic.

Michigan State called a timeout with 43 seconds remaining after trailing 57-54. The Spartans grabbed their own rebound, but turned the ball over after being called for travelling.  Bias shot 4 of 4 from the free throw line in the remaining seconds, and Oklahoma State (9-0) clinched the win after rallying back from a five-point deficit (42-37) with 11:05 to play.

The Spartans (6-5) led by three points at the half after holding Oklahoma State to just 24.2 percent shooting. Oklahoma State went 13 minutes without a field goal before going on a 7-0 run with 3:57 left before the break.

Michigan State will face Georgetown today and Oklahoma State will play Georgia Tech on Saturday.

OKLAHOMA ST. 63, MICHIGAN ST. 57

MICHIGAN ST. (6-5) — Johnson 4-10 2-2 11, Pickrel 4-13 5-6 15, Bell 2-7 0-0 4,  Powers 3-12 3-6 10, Mills 6-10 0-0 12, Jankoska 0-2 0-0 0,  Hines 1-1 0-0 2, Agee 0-3 1-2 1, Williams 1-4 0-1 2. Totals 21-62 11-17 57.

OSU (9-0) — Bias 4-15 4-4 13, Donohoe 1-6 2-3 4, Martin 7-17 4-7 18,  Suttles 3-8 0-0 7, Jones 1-8 2-3 4, Johnson 1-3 6-6 8, Atkins 2-5 4-5 9,  Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Loecker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-62 22-28 63.

Halftime—Michigan St. 24-21. 3-Point Goals—Michigan St. 4-18  (Pickrel 2-6, Johnson 1-4, Powers 1-4, Mills 0-1, Bell 0-3), Oklahoma  St. 3-11 (Suttles 1-2, Atkins 1-2, Bias 1-6, Donohoe 0-1). Fouled  Out—Mills. Rebounds—Michigan St. 43 (Pickrel, Powers 7), Oklahoma St. 47  (Martin 8). Assists—Michigan St. 8 (Johnson 4), Oklahoma St. 4 (Bias 3).  Total Fouls—Michigan St. 22, Oklahoma St. 14. Technical—Powers. A—NA.