Posted March 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
Toni Young scored 20 of her 25 points in the first half to help Oklahoma State beat DePaul 73-56 on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament's Norfolk Region. Liz Donohoe added 14 points for the seventh-seeded Cowgirls (22-10), who blew nearly all of a 16-point lead before taking back control with a 13-0 run. Young also grabbed 13 rebounds. Oklahoma State shot 46 percent to earn its first tournament win in three years, sending the Cowgirls to Tuesday night's second round to face No. 2 seed and site host Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Anna Martin scored 12 points for the 10th-seeded Blue Demons (21-12), who managed to pull within a point with about 14 minutes left despite struggling on offense the entire afternoon. But DePaul didn't score again for 8 1/2 minutes as the Cowgirls rebuilt their double-digit margin. The Blue Demons missed 15 straight shots and went nearly 10 minutes without a basket during that ugly stretch. That gave Oklahoma State an opening to...
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