OU Drops Overtime Thriller to DePaul, 111-108
|Points||Coleman - 23||Pierre-Louis - 25|
|Rebounds||Allen - 7||Pierre-Louis - 16|
|Assists||Campbell - 10||Pellington - 5|
|Steals||Stonewalll - 7||Pierre-Louis - 3|
|Blocks||Four Players - 1||Pierre-Louis - 2|
CHICAGO – No. 21/21 Oklahoma fell in an overtime thriller on the road at DePaul, 111-108, at McGrath-Phillips Arena on Monday night.
With the game tied at 108-108, DePaul's Amarah Coleman hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Blue Demons (1-1) the three-point win. Despite OU (1-1) outshooting DePaul, .542-.482, from the floor, the Blue Demons knocked down 19 3-pointers on 45 attempts (.422) from deep to escape with the win.
Six Sooners scored in double figures led by Vionise Pierre-Louis, who recorded her second double-double of the season with 25 points and 16 rebounds. The senior has had back-to-back 20-point games to begin the year and her 16 rebounds also tied her career high.
Freshman Shaina Pellington sparked OU's offense with 23 points, six rebounds and five assists off the bench. Pellington scored 15 of her 23 points after halftime and played 33 minutes. The freshman sent the game to overtime with a floater off the glass with 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Maddie Manning also finished with 20 points, four rebounds and four assists. The Ankeny, Iowa, native knocked down two 3-pointers and finished 10-of-13 at the free throw line.
Gabbi Ortiz hit three 3-pointers and added 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 45 minutes of action. LaNesia Williams and Ana Llanusa both scored 10 points apiece.
The Sooners were down nine points early in the first quarter, but settled in against DePaul's fast-paced offense to take a two-point lead into halftime.
Down six heading into the fourth quarter, OU started the final frame with an 8-0 run to tie the game at 92-92.
Coleman led DePaul with 23 points, while Ashton Millender added 21. Kelly Campbell picked up a double-double for the Blue Demons with 16 points and 10 assists.
The Sooners' bench contributed 38 points as OU finished with a 60-32 advantage in the paint.
The 219 combined points by both teams are the most ever in an OU game and the second-most ever in a single contest involving a Big 12 team.
OU returns home on Friday to face SMU inside Lloyd Noble Center at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Oklahoma. Tickets are available for Friday’s game by clicking here.