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NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Cowgirls beat Purdue, advance to Sweet 16

Brittney Martin scores 20 points, grabs 20 rebounds for OSU, which advances to the Notre Dame Regional next weekend in South Bend, Ind.
By Clyde Hughes, For The Oklahoman Modified: March 25, 2014 at 12:04 am •  Published: March 24, 2014

Bias said Johnson's performance didn't surprise her a bit.

“I'm so proud of her because that's what she does,” Bias said. “She's a great player, and she just stepped right up for us. This team is a special team, and I'm glad people are starting to see how special we are.”

Bays, who scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Purdue, said it was hard keeping Martin and Jones off the glass.

“I think at first it was really difficult because everybody, it seemed like everybody, was crashing,” Bays said. “Like we would box somebody out and they would get loose and they were getting long rebounds.”

Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said Oklahoma State set the tone on the boards early. And despite only a one rebound difference between the teams (Oklahoma State 41, Purdue 40), it seemed that the Cowgirls got all the game-changing rebounds.