OSU won its 48th conference championship, and fourth in the past five years, on Saturday at McCasland Field House with six champions and 98.5 team points. Oklahoma was second with 63.5 points.
The Oklahoman sports department was one of seven media groups in the country to win a “grand slam” in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest held in Indianapolis last week.
OSU sophomore guard Brittney Martin led her team with 17 points and 11 rebound as the Cowgirls won 67-57 to advance to the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Sunday.
Oklahoma didn’t have much of a problem securing the No. 2 seed in next week’s Big 12 Tournament.
Mulkey is not polarizing. She alienates most everyone not wearing Baylor green. But give Mulkey this. She’s been great for Baylor. And she’s been great for the Big 12.
A little over a week ago, Madison Lee ripped the ligament in her right knee for the second time in less than a year. On Saturday, she celebrated with her teammates after helping beat Red Oak in the state title game.
Naz Long fired in a 3-pointer at the end of regulation, earning Iowa State extra time. And the Cyclones pulled away in the final seconds to win, ending OSU’s four-game winning streak and sticking the Cowboys with the No. 8 seed at next week’s Big 12 Tournament.
Now in his 18th season, Derek Fisher has already announced it will be his last. He’s retiring after this final run with the Thunder. But even though the veteran guard will close out his career in OKC — his fifth team — Fisher will always be remembered as a Laker.
Oklahoma’s worst shooting night all season resulted in the Sooners’ quick exit.