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No. 5 Duke overwhelms Oklahoma State 73-45

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Karima Christmas scored 16 points, Allison Vernerey added a season-high 12 and No. 5 Duke deployed a ravenous pressure defense to rout previously unbeaten Oklahoma State 73-45 on Sunday.

The Blue Devils (11-0) forced 17 first-half turnovers and rushed out to a 29-point halftime lead on their way to a sixth road win already this season.

Oklahoma State (8-1) was especially vulnerable to the full-court press with two freshmen taking over at point guard for departed second-team All-American Andrea Riley, the Big 12's all-time scoring leader.

Lakyn Garrison made six 3-pointers and scored a career-best 20 points for the Cowgirls, who had a 48-game non-conference winning streak at Gallagher-Iba Arena snapped.