STILLWATER, OK -- Cory Montgomery scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Nebraska to an 82-74 victory over Oklahoma State.
Yvonne Turner added 26 points and five rebounds for the Cornhuskers (15-14, 6-10 Big 12), who led by as much as 12 in the first half before taking a 43-32 advantage into intermission.
The Cowgirls (15-14,4-12) played without leading scorer Andrea Riley, who was suspended by OSU coach Kurt Budke for violating team rules. Tegan Cunningham paced the Cowgirls with 21 points and six rebounds and Shaunte Smith added 19 points and seven rebounds.
Smith's layup capped a 16-7 Oklahoma State run that tied the game at 50 with 14:23 left in the second half. The Cowgirls knotted the score at 52 at 12:57 on Megan Byford's layup but would get no closer as Nebraska slowly built to a 71-59 advantage.
Oklahoma State came within 79-71 on a 3-pointer by Jennifer Wallenmeyer with 59 seconds left, but the Cowgirls could only score twice after that.