OU women stun Oklahoma State with comeback

Oklahoma State freshman Lauren Fields attempts a layup while crashing into Oklahoma’s Ana Llanusa Wednesday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Fields was called for an offensive foul on the play. Oklahoma won the game 77-75.

STILLWATER — Oklahoma led for a little more than one minute Wednesday.

Seemingly left to suffer defeat over the final two minutes, the Sooners staged a furious rally and Madi Williams hit the game-winning layup out of a timeout with one second left to beat Oklahoma State 77-75 in Stillwater.

Taylor Robertson scored 25 points off 7-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, Ana Llanusa had 20 points and Williams finished with 18, including a 3-pointer that tied the game at 75 and her short drop-in off the glass that gave OU its first Big 12 win this season.

Oklahoma State had its largest lead of the game, 74-61, with 2:18 remaining before the Sooners finished on a 16-1 run. The Cowgirls were held without a field goal over the final 2:56.

OU hit four 3-pointers in that span, two from Robertson and Williams’ only two on the night.

With the game tied, OSU’s Vivian Gray missed a jumper with 3 seconds left and it fell into the hands of the Sooners, who called timeout to advance the ball past halfcourt.

With Tatum Veitenheimer inbounding the ball, Robertson was a useful decoy as she drifted out to the 3-point line, but the Sooners — who made 12 of 19 shots from beyond the arc— went inside instead.

Gabby Gregory came across the lane to set a screen for Williams, freeing her under the basket for a pinpoint lob pass from Veitenheimer, which led to the winning basket.

Gray missed a desperation heave at the buzzer, and the Sooners survived despite committing 30 turnovers. Nineteen of those came in the first half.

OU (8-6, 1-1 Big 12) offset that by shooting 63% from the 3-point line, making 12 of 19.

OSU led by as many as 10 points in the first quarter but was up 21-17 going into the second after surrendering a 9-2 run. The Cowgirls led for 33:15 of the game.

Gregory finished with 10 points for the Sooners. Llanusa returned to form with her best scoring game since Dec. 7 against LSU.

OU hosts Iowa State on Saturday (1 p.m., FSOK).

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