Robertson Scores 21, OU Falls to No. 2/3 Baylor
NORMAN — Freshman guard Taylor Robertson scored 21 points for Oklahoma, but the Sooners could not overcome No. 2/3 Baylor's size as the Lady Bears defeated the Sooners, 74-53, on Sunday.
Robertson finished with her sixth 20-point game of the season, knocked down three triples and finished 5-of-11 from the field and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
Robertson has made 66 3-pointers this year, which continues to lead the Big 12 and ranks 11th all-time on OU's single-season list. The freshman's eight made free throws also set a career high.
Freshman Madi Williams recorded 11 points and finished with a team-high eight rebounds for the Sooners (5-13, 1-6 Big 12).
"It’s hard to win when you give up 23 offensive boards, and it’s hard to get offensive rebounds when they’re 6-7, 6-5, 6-3," OU head coach Sherri Coale. "Part of that is positioning on us and we have to do a better job to be more physical, but part of it is just you are doing your job and can’t contend with that size.
"Twenty-five turnovers is obviously a problem, and again the size impacts that. You start to second guess should I shoot it, should I not and you feel the presence when you catch it. These young guys have never seen anything like that before, so we’ll get better the next time we see it."
Baylor's Juicy Landrum led the Lady Bears (17-0, 7-0 Big 12) with 21 points, while Kalani Brown added 20 points and six rebounds. Chloe Jackson also scored in double figures for Baylor with 10 points, while Lauren Cox led the Lady Bears with 12 rebounds and added two blocks.
The Sooners were limited to a season-low 53 points on .306 field goal shooting, while Baylor posted a .408 clip from the field. Baylor finished with a 36-8 advantage in the paint.
The Lady Bears outrebounded the Sooners, 50-32, and scored 23 second-chance points. OU finished with 25 turnovers, allowing Baylor to score 24 points off of Sooner miscues.
OU returns to action on Wednesday night as the Sooners travel to Kansas. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT from Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+.