- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Roshunda Johnson and Brittney Martin each converted one of two free throws in the final 19 seconds to allow No. 12 Oklahoma State hold off a late threat from Kansas, 76-74 Wednesday night.

Chelsea Gardner converted two free throws and added a layup with 12 seconds left to cut the Oklahoma State lead to three, 74-71. After Johnson hit the second of two free throws, Charlicia Harper converted a three-point play to make it a one-point game with 12 seconds left, but missed a layup that would have tied the game with two seconds remaining.

LaShawn Jones had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Oklahoma State (19-3, 8-3 Big 12), with Martin adding 15, Tiffany Bias 14 and Johnson 13.

Kansas (11-12, 4-7) was led by Gardner’s 25 points and 11 rebounds. Harper finished with 15 points and Natalie Knight added 12.

No. 22 NEBRASKA 71, WISCONSIN 70, OT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Tear’a Laudermill scored 21 points and made a career-high five 3-pointers as Nebraska escaped Wisconsin.

Emily Cady made 1 of 2 free throws to put Nebraska ahead and conclude the game’s scoring with 1:02 left in overtime.

Wisconsin and Nebraska each went scoreless on their next possessions and Wisconsin called timeout to set up a final play with 8 seconds to go. Cady stole Jacki Gulczynski’s pass to Michala Johnson with 2 seconds left to seal the win for the Cornhuskers (16-5, 6-3 Big Ten).

Cady had 10 points and 11 rebounds while Rachel Theriot had 11 points and 11 assists for Nebraska.

Johnson had 24 points to lead Wisconsin (10-12, 3-7).

No. 24 MICHIGAN STATE 69, ILLINOIS 53

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Becca Mills and Tori Jankoska each scored 22 points to lead Michigan State in a victory over Illinois.

Michigan State (15-7, 7-2 Big Ten) racked up 41 points in the first half and jumped out to a 17-point lead at the break. Midway through the second half both teams went without a basket and combined to miss 10 shots over 3 minutes, after which the Spartans took their largest lead of the game at 23 points.

The Spartans shot 53.3 percent from the floor and held Illinois (9-13, 2-7) to 17-of-55 shooting from the field and 17.6 percent from 3-point range.

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