Oklahoma State's strategy against ninth-ranked Arkansas was to be ahead by halftime and coast to victory.

But it took a last-second shot from freshman Meghan Craig to give the Cowgirls a 60-58 win over the Razorbacks last night in Stillwater, Okla.

"I just has to get it out of my mind that it was the game-winning shot and just shoot the ball," Craig said.

Oklahoma State Coach Julie Goodenough was delighted.

"It's huge," she said. "I think it just proved to our kids that if they just go hard and follow the game plan, they can be successful against the best teams in the country. Arkansas is really one of the best."

Lori Allen had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead the Cowgirls (4-7). Trisha Skibbe and Craig each added 12.

Shameka Christon scored 17 and Dana Cherry had 16 to lead Arkansas (10-2).

The Lady Razorbacks missed several chances to pull away, leaving the door open for Oklahoma State. Christon blocked a shot out of bounds with 1.9 seconds left, but Craig took the inbounds pass from Allen, who was underneath the basket, and made the game-winner.

* LOUISVILLE 92, VANDERBILT 82: Sara Nord scored 25 points and Lori Nero added 22 as the Cardinals withstood Ashley McElhiney's school-record 17 assists to defeat the No. 12 Commodores in Louisville. The Cardinals (7-4) trailed 21-18 midway through the first half before going on a 14-1 run. Nero, who scored five points during the run, had 17 in the first half on 8-of-8 shooting.

* LSU 74, NORTH TEXAS 43: In Denton, Tex., Aiysha Smith scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half and the second-ranked Tigers continued their best start in six years. The Lady Tigers (11-0) won their first 14 games in the 1996-97 season.

* PURDUE 76, TULANE 66: In West Lafayette, Ind., Erika Valek matched a season high with 23 points, Beth Jones added 15 and Lindsey Hicks 14 to lead the seventh-ranked Boilermakers (10-1).

* TEXAS TECH 94, RUTGERS 81: Plenette Pierson matched her career high with 31 points and also had 17 rebounds to lead the No. 8 Lady Raiders at home. Natalie Ritchie added 18 points and Cisti Greenwalt 14 for Texas Tech (10-1), which has won 10 straight.

* MINNESOTA 98, MICHIGAN 70: Lindsay Whalen scored 30 points and Corrin Von Wald had 13 of her 18 points in the first half to lead the No. 10 Golden Gophers at home. Minnesota (12-0, 1-0 Big Ten) has the highest ranking in the program's 29-year history.

* NORTH CAROLINA 72, GEORGIA TECH 67: In Atlanta, Coretta Brown scored 23 points and Leah Metcalf had 15 as the No. 11 Tar Heels (11-1, 1-0 ACC) withstood Fallon Stokes's career-high 34 points. Georgia Tech (11-2, 0-1) had its school-record 10-game winning streak snapped.

* PENN STATE 86, WISCONSIN 55: Kelly Mazzante scored 26 points, and the No. 15 Lady Lions (10-2) never trailed in the Big Ten opener in Madison, Wis.

* TEXAS 64, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 37: In Austin, Heather Schreiber had 16 points and 13 rebounds as the No. 17 Longhorns improved to 7-3.

* MISSISSIPPI ST. 78, XAVIER 64: In Starkville, Miss., Tan White scored 23 points and LaToya Thomas added 14, including a layup during a 14-0 first-half run for the No. 18 Bulldogs (10-2).

* ARIZONA 96, OREGON 65: Coach Joan Bonvicini won her 200th game with Arizona, and Shawtinice Polk had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the No. 20 Wildcats (8-3, 2-1 Pac-10) rolled in Tuscon.

* WIS.-GREEN BAY 93, CLEVELAND ST. 73: Natalie Yudt scored a career-high 20 points to lead six players in double figures for the No. 21 Phoenix (10-2) at home.

* UC SANTA BARBARA 65, BRIGHAM YOUNG 51: Lindsay Taylor had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the No. 22 Gauchos (6-2) benefited from 27 percent shooting by the Cougars in Santa Barbara, Calif.

* COLORADO 76, BUFFALO 47: In Amherst, N.Y., Kate Fagan and Randie Wirt each scored 15 points to lead the No. 25 Lady Buffaloes (10-1) to their seventh straight win.

Georgia Tech's Megan Isom is guarded by North Carolina's Coretta Brown in the first half. The No. 11 Tar Heels were paced by Brown's 23 points in win.