Oddly enough, University of Iowa associate athletic director and senior women's administrator Jane Meyer was sitting courtside watching the contest. Meyer, who is now the chairperson of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee, was on the committee when they levied the unique penalty on Riley and was there to see it carried out.
The return of Riley should be a huge jolt for the Cowgirls and their chances the rest of the tournament.
Tegan Cunningham scored 19 of her 25 points in the second half for Oklahoma State (24-10), which outscored the Lady Mocs 51-26 after trailing by 18 at halftime. The Cowgirls will play Georgia in a second-round game on Monday night
Kayla Christopher scored 15 and Shanara Hollinquest 14 for the Lady Mocs (24-9), who qualified as the Southern Conference champions. In the end it was defense that won it for the Cowgirls as they forced 17 turnovers by Tennessee-Chattanooga.