Rori Harmon scored 20 points and No. 14 Texas used a smothering defensive effort to beat No. 6 Iowa State 73-48 Wednesday night, snapping the Big 12 leading Cyclones’ five-game win streak. Audrey Warren added 16 points and locked down Iowa State standout forward Ashley Joens over the first three quarters as Texas pulled away. Texas led 31-26 at halftime, then used a dominant third quarter to pull away. Joens finished with 18 points to become Iowa State’s career scoring leader.
Queen Egbo and NaLyssa Smith both had double-doubles for the second game in a row and seventh-ranked Baylor extended its three-decade winning streak over TCU with a 80-55 victory. Egbo had her third consecutive double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Smith had her 17th double-double this season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The 20-5 Bears are now tied for the Big 12 lead after sixth-ranked Iowa State lost at No. 14 Texas. TCU has lost 32 consecutive games in the series against Baylor since 1990. Lauren Heard had 18 points for the Horned Frogs.
Vivian Gray scored 35 points to reach 2,000 in her career, Taylah Thomas had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Texas Tech beat No. 15 Oklahoma 97-87 to snap a seven-game losing streak. Gray, who was 12 of 24 from the field, entered needing 28 points to reach the milestone. She reached the mark on a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, the first of her 10 points in the frame. Texas Tech attempted 22 free throws in the fourth quarter, making 13 in the final minute. Gray and Tatum Veitenheimer each made 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth, and Lexy Hightower went 6 for 6. The Lady Raiders finished 31 of 36 at the stripe. Hightower added 20 points for Texas Tech. Skylar Vann had 17 points for Oklahoma.