Nov. 29, 2001
Oklahoma improves to 7-0 on the season with the 89-68 win, while Wichita State falls to 1-2.
OU's 7-0 record extends the best start the team has had in the Sherri Coale head coaching era.
The Sooners have won 11 in a row at the Lloyd Noble Center, with the last loss at home coming on Jan. 6 against Iowa State.
Oklahoma now leads the all-time series against the Shockers 10-6 and has won five of the last six meetings between the two schools.
OU started off the game 10-for-10 from the field, building an early 24-9 lead. OU's first missed shot of the game came with 11:30 left in the first half.
Oklahoma shot 18-for-31 in the first half, a 58.1% clip. It was the hottest shooting half for the Sooners since OU shot 80.8% in the second half of a 76-47 win at Oklahoma State on Feb. 10, 2001. OU ended the night with a 50.0% shooting clip.
Stacey Dales dished out 10 assists tonight, adding to her Oklahoma and Big 12 Conference all-time records in that category. She broke both the OU and Big 12 assist marks on Tuesday against Texas Christian.
Dales' six first-half assists surpassed her previous season high for a game (four), set vs. Tulsa on Nov. 18 and Butler on Nov. 23.
The last time Dales had 10+ assists in a game was on Feb. 21, 2001 vs. Baylor, when she had 13.
Dales added 10 points for the 11th double-double of her career, and her second in a row. She moved up to 10th on OU's all-time double-doubles list.
Caton Hill notched the 21st double-double of her career with 16 points and 10 rebounds. She is one double-double away from moving into second place in that category all-time at OU.
The last time OU had two players with double-doubles in the same game was March 8, 2001, against Colorado, when Hill and Jamie Talbert reached that feat.
Freshman Dionnah Jackson continued her torrid start. Coming into tonight's contest, she was leading the club in assists, steals and blocked shots. She continued playing well in those categories, dishing out five assists and stealing three balls.
Wichita State sophomore Angela Buckner grabbed 18 rebounds on the night. As a freshman a year ago, she was second in the nation with 12.8 rpg.
Buckner grabbed 15 rebounds in the first half alone, more than any OU opponent has had in a game all season. Her five offensive rebounds in the first half tied an opponent individual high (Dionne Goodwin, Butler, Nov. 23). As a team, OU had just 14 total rebounds in the opening stanza.
The last OU opponent with that many rebounds in a game was Texas' Stacy Stephens, who grabbed 14 boards (five offensive) on Feb. 28, 2001.
Dales' six first-half assists surpassed her previous season high for a game of four (set vs. Tulsa on Nov. 18 and Butler on Nov. 23).
Rosalind Ross made three of her six three-point field goal attempts, moving her into 12th all-time on the OU three-pointers made list.
For the sixth time in seventh games, the Sooners had more assists than their opponent.
OU scored 70+ points for the seventh time and the team's margin of victory this season is 22.0 points per game.