By The Numbers | Experience Coming Back

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma brings back all five starters from last year's team. One of the youngest teams in the nation a year ago, the Sooners bring back a wealth of experience for the upcoming season.

Here's a "By the Numbers" for what is coming back for the Sooners:


1st

Taylor Robertson will enter the 2019-20 season as the nation's top returner in 3-point field goal percentage. The McPherson, Kan., native's .467 clip is the second-best mark in OU history and fifth-best percentage by a Big 12 player in league history. Robertson is one of five returners nationally that made 100 treys last season.

2

The Sooners will be one of two Big 12 teams (Texas Tech) that will return three players who averaged at least 10.0 points per game. Ana Llanusa (18.3), Taylor Robertson (14.3) and Madi Williams (11.6) all averaged scoring in double figures during the 2018-19 season.

2

Robertson's 3.50 3-pointers per game rank second in a single season by a Big 12 player in conference history.


4

Four freshmen made at least 15 starts for the Sooners during the 2018-19 season. The Sooners were the only team in a Power 5 conference to have four different freshmen make at least 15 starts apiece. OU returns 91 percent of its games started heading into next season.

6

Ana Llanusa became the first Sooner in school history to score 20-plus points in six straight games. As a sophomore, the Choctaw, Okla., native scored at least 20 points eight times in the final nine games of the season and scored at least 30 points in three different Big 12 games.

6

Madi Williams recorded six double-doubles last season, the second-most ever by an OU freshman. Only Courtney Paris (31) picked up more double-doubles as a freshman for the Sooners.

15

Both Jessi Murcer and Tatum Veitenheimer made 15 starts for the Sooners at point guard, giving the pair plenty of experience in their freshmen seasons. Murcer led all Big 12 guards in field goal percentage at .476, while Veitenheimer's 76 assists were the fifth-most by an OU freshman in a single season.

18.3

Llanusa averaged 18.3 points per contest, despite appearing in just 20 games last season. Llanusa's scoring average ranks as the seventh-best in a single season by a Sooner in the Big 12 era.

64.3

Robertson ranked as one of the most efficient players in the entire country as a freshman. According to Her Hoop Stats, the McPherson, Kan., native posted an effective field goal percentage of 64.3 percent (ranked 11th in Division I). Among Power 5 players, only Iowa's Megan Gustafson, Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan and Oregon's Ruthy Hebard posted better effective field goal percentages in 2018-19.

88.2

The Sooners return 82.2 percent of its scoring from last year's team - the highest percentage of any team in the Big 12 heading into the 2019-20 season.

105

Robertson's 105 made 3-pointers rank second in OU single-season history. She also set the program's freshman record for treys made in a single season.

193

OU's returning players combined to make 193 3-pointers last season (96.5 percent returns). OU posted a .367 clip from beyond the arc in 2018-19, the third best clip in program history.

241

Williams' 241 rebounds are tied for the fifth-most in one season by an OU freshman. She led all Big 12 freshmen in reboudning at 8.0 boards per contest.

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