By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 02, 2002
Feb. 2, 2002
Oklahoma vs. Kansas
Feb. 2, 2002
Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.
Oklahoma improved to 18-2 (7-1 Big 12) with the 79-57 victory, while Kansas fell to 5-18 (0-10 Big 12).
Oklahoma has now won four consecutive games against the Jayhawks, however Kansas owns a 27-18 edge all-time between the clubs.
Oklahoma extended its winning streak at home to 17 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.
Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale now has 99 wins as the Sooners' mentor, including 49 wins at home. Coale can crack the 100-win barrier and get her 50th home win in OU's next contest, Tuesday against Baylor at the Lloyd Noble Center.
KU's current ten-game losing streak is the school's longest ever and its 18 losses on the season are the most in Kansas history.
In today's game, Stacey Dales and LaNeishea Caufield moved up to fourth and fifth on OU's all-time list for field goals made, respectively. Dales now has 611 and Caufield has 606 FGs for their careers.
Also in today's game, Caton Hill scored a season-high tying 21 points to break the 1,000-point barrier for her career. She now has 1,012 points during her time at Oklahoma and is 16th on OU's all-time scoring list.
With her eight boards and 21 points today, Hill led the Sooners in rebounds for the 10th time and in scoring for the third time this season.
Hill has scored 20-or-more points four times during the 2001-2002 slate.
Hill tied a career high with four three-point field goals made.
OU held a 34-12 halftime lead in today's game. The Sooners held KU to just 19.2% shooting from the field and the 12 points are the second-fewest allowed this season, as well as in school history. OU allowed 11 second-half points to Texas A&M on Jan. 26.
Kansas didn't break into double digits in scoring until the 4:03 mark of the first half, but equaled its 12 first-half points by the 15:35 mark of the second half.
Sooners junior Kate Scott notched career highs in points (eight), field goals made (four), minutes (16) and assists (one).
OU freshman Lauren Shoush scored a career high six points in today's game.
OU held a 19-7 advantage in assists, a 32-20 edge in points in the paint and scored 14 fast-break points to just six for Kansas.
OU shot 51.7% from the field (31-for-60) and is now 6-0 on the season when shooting 50% or better.
Today's attendance was 5,254, the fourth-largest home crowd of the season for Oklahoma.