Jordan Barncastle scored a career-high 19 points and Christine Hyde added 12 as Texas Tech notched its second straight win against a ranked opponent by beating No. 14 Oklahoma State 65-57 on Saturday night.
The Lady Raiders (15-9, 3-7 Big 12) had lost six straight games—all against Top 25 teams—before beating then-No. 13 Texas A&M on Wednesday. But Tech got out to a hot start and never trailed while sending the Cowgirls to their third straight defeat.
Andrea Riley, the nation's top scorer, led Oklahoma State (18-6, 6-4) with 18 points but was eight below her average. She also didn't make a free throw for the first time this season, while getting to the line just twice.
After trailing by 14 midway through the second half, the Cowgirls charged back to get within four with 3:55 to play but couldn't get any closer.