“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.