Sooners Downed by TCU
NORMAN — Freshman Taylor Robertson finished with 21 points and sophomore Ana Llanusa provided 19, but the Sooners fell 76-63 to TCU on Saturday in Oklahoma's home finale.
TCU (20-8, 10-7 Big 12) outscored the Sooners, 44-23, in the second half as OU shot just .207 from the field in the final two quarters.
Robertson helped the Sooners (8-20, 4-13 Big 12) build a six-point lead at halftime as the McPherson, Kan., native scored 20 points in the first half. The freshman was 6-of-6 from 3-point range in the first two quarters to help OU's quick start.
Robertson now ranks third in OU single-season history with 93 3-pointers this year. Her 93 treys are one shy of tying the OU freshman record. The freshman now has seven 20-point scoring performances this season.
Llanusa scored 11 of her 19 points in the final quarter as the sophomore finished 4-of-13 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers. The sophomore finished just one point shy of extending her school-record streak of six straight 20-point scoring games.
Jessi Murcer recorded 11 points to finish in double figures and led the Sooners with six rebounds and four assists.
TCU's Jordan Moore finished with a team-high 23 points and earned a double-double with 12 rebounds. Moore was 9-of-14 from the field and added five assists and two blocks. Amy Okonkwo's trio of 3-pointers midway through the third quarter allowed TCU to grab the lead for good as the Horned Frogs outscored OU, 20-9, in the frame. The senior scored 12 points and added 12 rebounds.
Dakota Vann added 13 points for the Horned Frogs, while Lauren Heard scored 12 points and dished four assists.
OU was outshot, .444-.339 from the field and TCU won the rebounding battle, 49-33. The Sooners finished with a .450 clip (9-for-20 from 3-point range, while TCU was held to a .250 mark (5-of-20).
The Horned Frogs also outscored OU, 40-18, in the paint and 18-11 in second chance points.
Saturday's game mark Senior Day for the Sooners' Ijeoma Odimgbe and Gileysa Penzo. Both seniors started for OU against the Horned Frogs.
OU wraps up its Big 12 slate on Tuesday night at Texas Tech. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT from United Supermarkets Arena.