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Florida Gulf Coast advances with 75-67 win over OSU women

By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Kaneisha Atwater scored 26 points and Whitney Knight added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Florida Gulf Coast win its 26th straight game with a 75-67 victory over Oklahoma State in first-round play of the NCAA Tournament Saturday.

It was a sweet win for the Eagles (31-2) who were eliminated in last year's first round of the NCAA tournament 61-60 in overtime by Oklahoma State.

Gulf Coast was up by five at the half and extended its lead to 71-54 with 4:37 left.

Oklahoma State (20-12) was led in scoring by Roddricka Patton's career high 23 points. She had scored only 34 points all season entering the game. Liz Donohoe added 14 points for the Cowgirls, all in the second half. Brittney Martin's game-high 12 rebounds helped Oklahoma State to a 44-32 advantage on the boards.

FGCU led 36-31 at the half and never trailed in the second half.

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