Oklahoma State is OK After Sneaking Past FSU

Third-seeded Cowgirls move on to the round of 16.
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2008 9:47 PM CDT
Oklahoma State is OK After Sneaking Past FSU
Oklahoma State's Danielle Green shoots over Florida State's Jacinta Monroe, top, during the first half of their NCAA women's basketball tournament game, Monday, March 24, 2008, in Des Moines, Iowa.    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Andrea Riley's free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining gave Oklahoma State a 73-72 see-saw victory over Florida State to advance to the regional semifinals in the women's NCAA tournament, only two years removed from an 0-16 Big 12 season. Riley got to the line after being fouled by FSU's Shante Williams while attempting an awkward buzzer-beating jumper, reports the AP.

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Danielle Green led the Cowgirls with 23 points and Riley scored 21, on 8-for-25 shooting, in a game that saw 16 ties and 19 lead changes in regulation. Eleventh-seeded Florida State never quit, overcoming a five-point OT deficit with 1:36 left, led by Mara Freshour with 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and Jacinta Monroe, who added 14 points and 13 rebounds. (Read more women's college basketball stories.)

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