Feb. 5, 2002


#4/3 Oklahoma, 69, #10/12 Baylor, 60
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002
Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.

  • Third-ranked Oklahoma improved to 19-2 (8-1 Big 12) with the 69-60 victory, while No. 10/12 Baylor fell to 18-4 (6-4).
  • Oklahoma has now won eight consecutive games against the Lady Bears and owns a 12-4 edge all-time against Baylor. BU's last win over OU was on Jan. 14, 1998, a 97-67 win in Waco.
  • Oklahoma extended its winning streak at home to 18 games, the fifth-longest in the nation. OU's last loss at home was on Jan. 6, 2001, when Iowa State defeated the Sooners, 81-79.
  • With tonight's win, Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale notched her 100th win as the Sooners' mentor, her 50th Big 12 Conference victory and her 50th win at home.
  • Coale is the first OU coach to win 50 conference games and is the second to reach the 100-win mark, joining Maura McHugh, who won 142 games from 1981 to 1987. McHugh, now the head coach of the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs, was present at tonight's game.
  • Stacey Dales led OU in scoring for the sixth time this season with 26 points, 14 of which came in the first half. Tonight was her sixth game scoring 20-or-more points on the year. Dales added nine rebounds and six assists.
  • In the first half alone, Dales scored 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting, grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists and had a blocked shot and a steal.
  • OU took a 39-30 lead into the halftime locker room after shooting 42.9% from the field in the opening stanza (12-for-28). OU was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line in the first half.
  • For the 12th time this season, Oklahoma made more free throws than its opponent attempted. OU hit 25 free throws, while the Lady Bears shot just 17.
  • Oklahoma shot 92.6% (25-for-27) from the free throw line tonight, while Baylor shot just 8-for-17 (47.1%). Oklahoma's record for FT% in a game at the Lloyd Noble Center is 92.9%, set on Dec. 3, 1997, against Southwest Missouri State.
  • Tonight was the third game this season where OU shot 90% or better from the charity stripe. Oklahoma's season-high was a 94.7% free throw shooting night against Illinois on Dec. 16.
  • Baylor's 47.1% clip from the free throw line was its lowest of the season, as well as the lowest for an Oklahoma opponent on the year.
  • LaNeishea Caufield tied a season-high with five steals and with her 11 free throws made tonight, set an Oklahoma season-high. Caufield scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
  • Oklahoma held a 42-37 rebounding edge and the Sooners are now 15-0 when outrebounding its opponent this season.
  • Rosalind Ross is now averaging 17.0 ppg when playing Baylor this season. She averages 11.8 ppg overall.