Sooners Control Paint, Texas Tech
January 02, 2014
Texas Tech Texas Tech
oklahoma Oklahoma
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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Oklahoma dominated the paint, controlling Texas Tech to win the first Big 12 Conference game of the season 68-38.

The Sooners’ zone defense stifled the Lady Raiders, who hit just five of 31 3-point attempts, while their offense rolled with 62 percent field goal shooting.

OU outscored Texas Tech 32-10 in the paint and took only seven 3-point attempts, but made just as many as the Lady Raiders.

Aaryn Ellenberg hit 7 of 9 field goals for a game-high 17 points and Nicole Griffin was 6-for-6 for 12 points.

Ellenberg, OU’s lead scorer, was back in the starting lineup after missing the Sooners’ last game due to a concussion.

Oklahoma was picked to win the Big 12 after earning five of nine possible first-place votes (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams) in the league’s preseason poll.

Oklahoma led 31-23 at halftime.

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