Ebo and Harmon lead No. 9 Texas past Oklahoma State 65-50

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Senior Lauren Ebo scored a career-high 17 points and Rori Harmon added 13 and four…

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Senior Lauren Ebo scored a career-high 17 points and Rori Harmon added 13 and four steals to help No. 9 Texas extend their winning streak to eight games with a victory of 65-50 against Oklahoma State on Saturday in the final game of the regular season at the 45-year-old Frank Erwin Center.

Texas (23-6, 13-5 Big 12) finished the regular season with those eight straight wins after losing three in a row, including two to No. 5 Baylor.

Harmon left the game after taking a shot in the face early in the fourth quarter. She returned less than five minutes later but left after a brief appearance. Athletic trainers seemed to stretch his leg while Harmon was out the first time.

Lexy Keys and Lauren Fields scored 10 goals apiece to lead Oklahoma State (8-19, 3-15), which finished the regular season with five straight losses.

Texas led 40-20 at halftime after going 11-0 in the first and second quarters. Harmon scored six runs in the second inning as Texas took a 24-point lead, its biggest of the game. The only real problem for Texas was four turnovers on four consecutive possessions in the last two minutes of the half.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma State: The Cowgirls are at risk of winning less than 10 games for the first time since finishing 6-22 in 2005-06. They have only had one losing season since then, 14-16 in 2018-19. … Oklahoma State cut Texas’ lead to 11 with 7:32 to go but didn’t close.

Texas: The Longhorns are moving from the Erwin Center after this season to the new, $340 million Moody Center currently under construction on campus. Although the Longhorns won the last game of the regular season held at the Erwin Center, they probably aren’t done playing in this building. The top 16 teams will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Division I Women’s Basketball Selection Committee recently projected Texas as the No. 10 seed in the tournament.

FOLLOWING

Oklahoma State: Will play in the Big 12 tournament on Thursday in Kansas City.

Texas: Will receive a first-round bye and play Friday in the Big 12 tournament.

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