Sooners Narrowly Fall to Cowgirls in Bedlam

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 20, 2018

24/RV Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State
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oklahoma
Oklahoma
Stat Comparison
Category OSU
OU
Points  70  67
FGM-A  24-64  28-60
FG%  .375  .467
3 FGM-A  10-18  8-12
3 FG%  .556  .214
FTM-A  12-15  8-10
FT%  .800  .800
Rebounds  36  39
Assists  12  8
Turnovers  10  16
Blocks  3  5
Steals  6  5
Individual Leaders
Category OSU OU
Points  Jensen - 29  Pellington - 26
Rebounds  Jensen - 13  Pierre-Louis - 20
Assists  Goodwin - 6  Two players - 3
Steals  Goodwin - 2  Llanusa - 2
Blocks  Jensen - 2  Pierre-Louis - 3

NORMAN — Oklahoma dropped a Bedlam thriller to No. 24/RV Oklahoma State, 70-67, on Saturday afternoon inside Lloyd Noble Center.

Four Sooners (9-10, 4-4 Big 12) finished in double figures, led by freshman Shaina Pellington's 26 points. Senior Vionise Pierre-Louis recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, the most by an OU player in a single game since Courtney Paris in 2009.

The Sooners battled back from a seven-point halftime deficit to grab the lead in the fourth quarter. OU stretched its lead to 59-52 with 9:05 to play, but the Cowgirls (14-4, 5-2 Big 12) outscored the Sooners down the stretch to steal the win. Down 69-68 with 0:04 left, OU's Maddie Manning appeared to have given the Sooners the lead, but her basket was waved off due to a traveling violation.

Pellington finished 11-of-15 from the field and tied her career with six rebounds in nearly 40 minutes of action. Pierre-Louis was 6-of-12 against the Cowgirls en route to earning her 16th career double-double.

Ana Llanusa chipped in 11 points, while Gabbi Ortiz scored in double figures with 10 points. Ortiz moved into third place all-time at OU with 190 career 3-pointers, passing former Sooner Morgan Hook. 

OU finished with a .467 field goal percentage, while limiting Oklahoma State to a .375 clip from the floor. The Cowgirls took advantage from deep, knocking down 10 3-pointers and shooting .556 from deep. The Sooners also won the rebounding battle, 39-36. 

Kaylee Jensen led the Cowgirls with 29 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes. Jensen was 10-for-20 from the field and hit two 3-pointers, including the go-ahead trey with 1:33 to go. Braxtin Miller also finished in double figures with 13 points.

The Sooners continue Big 12 play Wednesday as they host Kansas at 6 p.m. CT.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports Oklahoma. Tickets are available here.

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NOTES & NUGGETS

• Vionise Pierre-Louis' 20 rebounds are tied for the 16th-most in a single game in school history. Pierre-Louis is the first Sooner to have 20 rebounds in one game since Courtney Paris in 2009 and are tied for the sixth-most against Big 12 opponent.

• Pierre-Louis now ranks 30th on OU's all-time scoring list with 1,101 points. 

• Shaina Pellington's 26 points and 11 made field goals set a career high. The freshman's six rebounds also matched a career high.

• Gabbi Ortiz moved into third place at OU in career made 3-pointers with 190, passing former Sooner Morgan Hook (2011-14, 189). Ortiz also moved ninth all-time at OU in minutes played for a career with 3,547.