Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 10, 2001

Dec. 8, 2001


No. 3 / 4 Oklahoma vs. Montana State
December 8, 2001
Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.

  • Oklahoma moves to 9-0 on the 2001-2002 season with the 86-62 victory, while Montana State falls to 4-4.
  • OU is now just one win shy of the best start in school history, when the 1984-85 squad won its first 10 games. The nine wins to begin this season are the best under Head Coach Sherri Coale.
  • Oklahoma has now won 13 consecutive non-conference regular season games, dating back to Dec. 16, 2000.
  • OU and MSU are now even at 1-1 in the all-time series. MSU defeated the Sooners, 86-80, at the 1989 BYU Invitational in Provo, Utah.
  • The loss snaps a three-game win streak by the Bobcats.
  • LaNeishea Caufield began the game by shooting a perfect 8-for-8 from the field (including one three-pointer) and 5-for-5 from the free throw line, good for 22 points. Her first missed shot of the night came with 17:24 left in the second half.
  • Caufield's 33 points are a career high and, in addition, are the most scored by a Sooner this season. Her previous career high of 32 points came against Missouri on Feb. 27, 1999. Today was the sixth time this season she has led OU in scoring.
  • In today's game, Caufield moved into third place on the all-time OU scoring list with 1,685 points. She passed Jacquetta Hurley, who played from 1983-86.
  • Caufield has also made 23 free throws in a row, including her 10-for-10 performance against SMU on Wednesday night. She currently holds the school-record for consecutive free throws made with 29, set last season.
  • Caufield needs just four free throws made to become the school's all-time leader in free throws made.
  • OU held a 52-22 halftime lead and the 52 first-half points were the most scored by the team in the first half all season. Its' 30-point halftime lead was the second highest of the season (31 vs. Butler, Nov. 23).
  • OU shot an incredible 69.0% from the field in the first half (20-for-29). The Lloyd Noble Center record for best field goal percentage in a game by the Sooners is 67.2%, set Feb. 19, 1995 vs. Kansas.
  • Stacey Dales scored 13 points and added nine assists and two steals in today's game. She moved into seventh place all-time at OU in field goals made (547) and sixth place all-time in steals (204).
  • OU's "Triple Threat" of Caufield, Dales and junior Caton Hill accounted for 57 of Oklahoma's 86 points, 66.3%. Coming into today's game, the trio has scored 57% of OU's points.
  • OU held a 22-13 lead in the assist category and a 35-26 lead in rebounds today.


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