By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 12, 2003
Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.
OU has defeated Baylor 11 straight times dating back to 1998 when the Sooners fell in Waco, 97-67.
Sophomore guard Lauren Shoush started her sixth consecutive game for OU. Shoush did not start in the first 17 games of the season and failed to see action in six contests.
Shoush made a career-high two three pointers.
Junior Maria Villaroel led OU in scoring for the 12th time this season. Villaroel leads OU in scoring average at 15.3.
OU has collected double digit offensive rebounds in 18 of its 23 (78.2 percent) games. OU reached 10 offensive boards, compared to eight defensive rebounds, with 5:37 remaining in the first half.
OU had a season-high 26 three-point attempts in the first meeting with Baylor, Jan. 26. OU shot 24 tonight, including a season-high 16 in the first half.
In the first match up with Baylor, OU trailed the entire game until the game-winning buzzer beater by Dionnah Jackson. Tonight, OU took the lead at 15:56 in the first half and never relinquished it.
Freshman Chelsi Welch attempted a career-high 10 three pointers and made a career-high four.
OU has shot above 70 percent from the free throw line in 10 of the last 13 games including tonight when OU shot 76.5 (13-17) percent.
OU has out rebounded four straight conference opponents and six of 10 during league play.
Dionnah Jackson tied a career-high in rebounds with 11 and broke a career-high with 10 defensive rebounds. She just missed a career-high in assists (10) with nine.