Kendra Wecker scored 24 points and No. 3 Kansas State rebounded from an upset loss to unranked Iowa State by beating 19th-ranked Oklahoma yesterday in Norman, 74-45.
The Wildcats (19-2, 6-1 Big 12) lost, 74-69, on Wednesday night, ending their 13-game winning steak. But they were in control nearly from the start in snapping a six-game losing streak to Oklahoma.
"Wednesday was a tough day," Wecker said. "We know we didn't come out and play our best, didn't play aggressive enough, we weren't focused. We had a couple really good days of practice and we were aggressive in all aspects of our game tonight."
The Sooners (13-7, 4-3) hit just 31 percent in their most lopsided defeat since a 101-72 loss at home to Nebraska on Feb. 14, 1998.
Megan Mahoney scored 15 points and Nicole Ohlde had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Kansas State. Chelsi Welch led Oklahoma with 12 points.
* TEXAS TECH 84, KANSAS 57: Plenette Pierson scored 29 points and had six rebounds to lead the No. 8 Red Raiders over the host Jayhawks. Pierson set a career high with 32 points earlier this week in an 84-50 win over Missouri. She had another strong showing yesterday, going 11 of 14 from the field and hitting 7 of 9 shots from the free throw line.
Texas Tech (18-2, 7-1 Big 12) forced 18 turnovers and converted them into 25 points. Kansas (9-10, 2-6) struggled, going 7 of 25 in the first half and shooting only 33 percent for the game.
* ARIZONA 71, OREGON 66: Freshman Shawntinice Polk had 23 points and 15 rebounds and the No. 24 Wildcats won in Eugene, Ore. Arizona (14-4, 7-4 Pacific-10) struggled to stay ahead throughout the second half, losing the lead twice to the Ducks (8-12, 4-7).
With 33.3 seconds left, Carolyn Ganes's put-back and free throw brought the Ducks to 67-66. But Dee-Dee Wheeler and Natalie Jones hit foul shots in the final seconds to seal the win for Arizona.
* WASHINGTON 111, UCLA 77: Giuliana Mendiola scored a school record 43 points as the No. 25 Huskies rolled in Seattle. Washington (17-3, 9-2 Pac-10) opened the game hitting six of its first seven three-pointers, including two each from Loree Payne and Emily Autrey, and led 24-4 five minutes in.
Mendiola shot 15 of 20 from the field and set a career high with six three-pointers. Autrey tied a career high with 23 points.
Michelle Greco, who leads the Pac-10 in scoring with 19.2 points per game, had 29 for the Bruins (12-8, 7-4). Nikki Blue added a career-high 35 points in the loss.
* STANFORD 53, CALIFORNIA 50: Nicole Powell scored nine of her 19 points in the final 5 minutes 44 seconds and also had 10 rebounds as the No. 6 Cardinal won in Berkeley, Calif.
Stanford beat Cal for the fourth straight time and 19th in 20 meetings. It was also the 10th straight win for the Cardinal (17-2, 9-1 Pac-10) at Haas Pavilion.
The Bears (7-12, 3-7) were in the game until going cold on offense late and allowing Stanford to score 13 consecutive points. Powell also had an assist down the stretch and a blocked shot when Cal had a five-on-three fast break in the final minute.
* WIS.-GREEN BAY 97, ILL.-CHICAGO 56: Chandra Johnson scored 20 points to lead the No. 21 Phoenix at home. The 97 points are the most Wis.-Green Bay (17-3, 8-1 Horizon League) has scored in 11 years.
Natalie Yudt added 16 points for Green Bay, while Sara Boyer and Kristy Loiselle had 15 each.
* VILLANOVA 61, MIAMI 55: Trish Juhline scored all of her 15 points in the second half and the No. 20 Wildcats won in Coral Gables, Fla.
Juhline, Villanova's leading scorer at 17.3 points per game, overcame an 0 for 6 first half to help the Wildcats (15-4, 5-3 Big East) snap a two-game losing streak.
* LOUISIANA TECH 68, TEXAS-EL PASO 53: Cheryl Ford had 19 points and 18 rebounds as the No. 9 Lady Techsters (17-2, 9-0 Western Athletic) won on the road.
* UC SANTA BARBARA 70, LONG BEACH STATE 48: Lindsay Taylor had 30 points as the No. 22 Gauchos (15-3, 8-1 Big West) remained undefeated at home. Senior Jess Hansen scored five points to reach 1,000 for her career.