Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 28, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001


Oklahoma vs. Texas Christian
Nov. 27, 2001
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Okla.

  • Oklahoma improves to 6-0 on the young season with the 76-60 victory over Texas Christian (2-2). OU continues to have its best start during Sherri Coale's coaching tenure.
  • Oklahoma now holds a seven-game win streak against the Lady Frogs, and an 8-1 all-time series lead. During the Sooners' seven-game win steak, the average OU margin of victory is 27.8 points.
  • The Sooners are now 19-6 all-time in home openers (4-2 during the Coale coaching era). OU has now won four consecutive home openers.
  • For the sixth consecutive game, OU had a starting lineup of Stacey Dales, LaNeishea Caufield, Caton Hill, Rosalind Ross and Jamie Talbert.
  • With her season-high five assists tonight, senior Stacey Dales became OU's all-time assists leader in tonight's game. She passed Sharee Mitchum's 601 career assists (1992-95).
  • Dales also became the Big 12 Conference's all-time assists leader tonight, passing Texas Tech's Melinda Schmucker, who dished out 603 assists from 1997-2000.
  • Dales scored 14 points in the first half on 5-for-5 field goal and 3-for-4 free throw shooting. Before tonight, her previous high scoring game was 19 points, set against Tulsa on Nov. 18.
  • Dales grabbed eight first-half rebounds. In one half, she broke her high rebounding game of the year (seven), also against the Golden Hurricane on Nov. 18. She finished with 11 boards.
  • With 21 points and 11 rebounds, Dales nothced OU's second double-double of the season (Rosalind Ross vs. Purdue, Nov. 11). It was the 10th double-double of her Sooner career.
  • OU built a 41-29 halftime lead behind 48.3% shooting from the field and by holding the Lady Frogs to just 33.3% shooting in the opening stanza.
  • TCU, the defending WAC champions, was led by Grace Gantt, who scored 14 points in 15 minutes of play. Beginning this season, the Lady Frogs will now compete in Conference USA.
  • TCU's bench outscored Oklahoma's reserves 27-6.
  • In her first game of the season after battling a foot injury, senior Shannon Selmon scored two points and grabbed three boards in 13 minutes of play.
  • True freshman Dionnah Jackson (St. Louis, Mo.) dished out three assists in tonight's game. She is currently eighth in the Big 12 conference with 3.7 assists per game.
  • Ross' five assists in tonight's game tied a career high, last set against Iowa State on March 10, 2001.
  • Caufield scored 24 points in tonight's game, tying her season-high set against Tulsa on Nov. 18. She scored 20+ points in a game for the 29th time in her career and her effort was the sixth time a Sooner has gone over 20 points in a game this season. Dales' 21 points marked the seventh Sooner to score 20+.
  • Caufield's five steals were a season-high for the Defensive All-American.
  • OU held a 15-6 edge in assists in tonight's contest.
  • On the season, OU is averaging 12.6 steals per game.
  • OU forced 32 TCU turnovers in tonight's game.


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