Llanusa Scores 33, K-State Tops OU
NORMAN — Sophomore guard Ana Llanusa scored 33 points, but Kansas State knocked down 14 3-pointers as the Wildcats defeated the Sooners, 83-75, on Sunday inside Lloyd Noble Center.
K-State's (15-9, 6-6 Big 12) 14 3-pointers set a Lloyd Noble Center record for an opponent. Rachel Ranke hit eight 3-pointers for the Wildcats to lead four K-State players in double figures. Ranke's eight treys tied the most ever made against the Sooners in a home game.
Llanusa finished with a game-high 33 points for the Sooners (5-17, 1-10 Big 12), two shy of matching her career high. The sophomore was 10-for-20 from the field and hit five 3-pointers, while knocking down 8-for-9 at the line.
Llanusa's 33 points are tied for the 17th most by a Sooner in a single game in program history. The sophomore's 33 points are tied for the eighth-most ever scored by a Sooner in a Big 12 contest. The Choctaw, Okla., native matched her career high with five steals. Tatum Veitenheimer added nine points and four assists off the bench in 27 minutes of action.
Freshmen Jessi Murcer and Madi Williams added in 10 points apiece. Murcer was 2-of-3 from deep and finished 4-of-7 from the field to go along with two assists. Williams scored in double figures for the 15th time this season and added five rebounds.
Ijeoma Odimgbe logged a team-high eight rebounds, while Gileysa Penzo led the Sooners with five assists off the bench.
The Sooners and Wildcats both finished with a .455 field goal percentage, but K-State finished 14-of-28 (.500) from beyond the arc. OU won the rebounding battle, 38-31, recorded 17 assists and finished with a .810 (17-for-21) at the foul line.
K-State took advantage of the Sooners' 26 turnovers by scoring 21 points off OU miscues.
Kayla Goth earned a double-double with 13 points and 12 assists, the most by an opposing player in Lloyd Noble Center history. Goth was 3-of-8 from the floor, but finished 6-for-8 at the foul line. Christianna Carr scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while Peyton Williams recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds.
OU returns to action on Wednesday against Kansas with tip-off set for 7 p.m. CT inside Lloyd Noble Center. Tickets are available here. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Oklahoma.