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Oklahoma State routs Syracuse 84-57 in opening round

• Former AHS Ladybug dominates


March 18, 2018

Rogelio V. Solis

Oklahoma State guard Jaden Hobbs (23) is defended by Syracuse center Amaya Finklea-Guity and guard Jasmine Nwajei during a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Starkville, Mississippi, Saturday, March 17.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Freshman Jaden Hobbs scored a career-high 27 points, Loryn Goodwin and Kaylee Jensen added 19 and No. 9 seed Oklahoma State beat No. 8 Syracuse 84-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

The 5-foot-8 Hobbs, a former Alva High School Ladybug, made 8 of 9 3-point attempts, blowing the game open single-handedly by making four 3-pointers in quick succession late in the third quarter.

Oklahoma State (21-10) ended the first half on an 11-0 run to take a 40-32 halftime lead. The rally was punctuated in the final seconds by a perfect pass from Goodwin to...

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