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Oklahoma State and Texas-Arlington players scrap over a loose ball during Saturday’s Paradise Jam game.

ST. THOMAS — After back-to-back losses to AP Top 25 teams at the Paradise Jam tournament, Oklahoma State head coach Jim Littell knew his team was due for a win.

But it wasn’t easy for the Cowgirls, who had to fend off Texas-Arlington’s second-half surge for a 60-47 victory Saturday at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center.

— Contact Sports Editor Bill Kiser at 340-714-9117, or email bkiser@dailynews.vi.