Jan. 2, 2002
Third-ranked Oklahoma improves to 11-1 (1-0 in Big 12 Conference play) with the 78-67 win, while Colorado (ranked 16th in the AP poll/14th in the coaches poll) falls to 10-4, 0-1.
Oklahoma has now won four consecutive games against the Buffaloes and is 5-1 all-time in Big 12 Conference openers.
Oklahoma won its 19th game all-time against teams ranked in the Top 25.
LaNeishea Caufield saw her streak of 38 consecutive free throws made come to an end. The streak was a school-record. Earlier this season, she broke the OU and Big 12 Conference mark for most free throws made in a career.
Caufield scored 16 points, her 10th game scoring 10-or-more points this season.
Rosalind Ross scored a team-high and career-high 25 points. Tonight was just the second game of the season in which she had led the team in scoring. Her previous high of 24 points came against Purdue in the season opener.
OU out-rebounded CU 46-33, giving the Sooners their eighth contest of the year in which they had more boards than the opponent.
With her 14 rebounds tonight, Hill moved into 10th on OU's all-time rebounding list, with 634 career boards. She passed LaNae Jones, who grabbed 623 rebounds from 1993-96.
Hill added 16 points, her second double-double of the season and the 22nd of her Sooner career. Her 22 double-double efforts ties her for second all-time at OU, with Jo Mosley (1986-89). Hill's was the fifth Sooner double-double of the season.
Three Sooners had at least three steals in tonight's game (Caufield, 5, Hill and Ross, 3).
OU held a 33-22 halftime lead, out-shooting the Buffaloes from the field, 42.4% to 25.9%.
Tonight's attendance of 5,302 was the ninth-largest home crowd ever at the Lloyd Noble Center.
Ten of Oklahoma's 11 wins this season have been by double digits.