Kaylon Williams scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half to help Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 66-56 on Monday night.
Williams, a junior forward, made 8 of 12 shots and grabbed five rebounds for the Sooners (19-10, 13-5 Big 12), who bounced back from a surprising loss to last-place Kansas last Saturday. Peyton Little added 16 points for Oklahoma, which swept the regular-season series. The Sooners already were locked into the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.
Senior Liz Donohoe scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds before fouling out in her final home game, and Roshunda Johnson added 14 points for Oklahoma State (19-10, 9-9). Brittney Martin, the team's scoring leader with 14 points per game, finished with 2 points on 0-of-11 shooting. The Cowgirls had won six of seven, and five of six since point guard Roddricka Patton moved into the starting lineup.
The Cowgirls continued their offensive struggles. They scored just 42 points in a loss to Texas, and then shot 26 percent in a 47-44 win over Texas Tech before shooting just 26 percent against the Sooners.
Still, powered by one of the Big 12's best defensive squads, Oklahoma State led 20-19 at halftime. Donohoe scored nine points on 3-of-8 shooting in the first half, but her teammates made just 2 of 22. Oklahoma State shot 18 percent before the break for its worst shooting half of the season.
Oklahoma shot just 22 percent in the first half and posted its lowest-scoring half of the season.Two 3-pointers by Little and two layups by Williams powered a 10-2 run as the Sooners took a 36-30 lead early in the second half and maintained control the rest of the way.
The team's leading scorers at halftime each had four points. ... Oklahoma had one offensive rebound before the break. ... Guard Gioya Carter fouled out with 12 points.
The Cowgirls outrebounded the Sooners 30-15 before the break and 52-35 overall. ... The Cowgirls committed 17 turnovers. Oklahoma State made 20 of 31 free throws.
Oklahoma: Big 12 Tournament.
Oklahoma State: Big 12 Tournament.