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Cowgirls Spoil Upset Bid by Golden Eagles, 59-55

Cowgirls Spoil Upset Bid by Golden Eagles, 59-55

THE BASICS
Score: Oklahoma State 59 – Oral Roberts 55
Records: Oklahoma State (5-0); Oral Roberts (2-3)
Location: Stillwater, Okla. – Gallagher-Iba Arena 

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team missed an upset win at Oklahoma State Friday, falling, 59-55, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Three Golden Eagles finished in double figures as Faith Ihim led the way with 16 points, while adding five rebounds. Maria Martianez was shy of a double-double scoring 13 points and pulling down seven boards in the loss. Bria Pitts scored 12 points joining the group after going 4-of-8 from behind the three-point line.

Brittney Martin and Kaylee Jensen led Oklahoma State with 21 points each while Jensen finished with a double-double pulling down 12 rebounds.

TURNING POINT
The Golden Eagles pulled within a point, 53-52, with 47 seconds left after a Kaylan Mayberry jumper in the middle of the lane. After a pair of free throws from Oklahoma State, a turnover by ORU gave OSU the ball back with 14 seconds left forcing the Golden Eagles to foul. The Cowgirls made two free throws and a late basket in the final seconds to seal the win.

THE LEADERS
Oral Roberts: Faith Ihim scored a team-high 16 points while Maria Martianez added 13 points and seven boards.
Oklahoma State: Brittney Martin and Kaylee Jensen both scored 21 points while Jensen added 12 rebounds. 

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- ORU forced 15 Oklahoma State turnovers and scored 20 points off turnovers in the loss.
- The Golden Eagles shot 39 percent from the field while the Cowgirls barley edged ORU shooting 40 percent.
- An 8-0 run by ORU to start the game helped the Golden Eagles take a 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
- Both teams shot 55 percent from the free throw line however, OSU was 12-of-22 while ORU finished 6-of-11. 

UP NEXT
ORU continues its road swing Sunday heading north to play the University of Michigan. The Golden Eagles and Wolverines will tipoff at1 p.m. (CST) from the Crisler Center. 

For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com.  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store. 

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