Sooners Fall to No. 1 Baylor, 82-65

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 26, 2013


(15-4, 5-2)
  1st 2nd F
 (20) Oklahoma 36 29 65
 (1) Baylor 45 37 82
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(18-1, 8-0)

 Stat Comparison OU Baylor
 Points 65 82
 FG Made-Att. 20-72 35-58
 FG Percentage 27.8% 60.3%
 3FG Made-Att. 11-26 1-4
 3FG Percentage 42/3% 25.0%
 FT Made-Att. 14-16 11-25
 FT Percentage 87.5% 44.0%
 Rebounds 40 44
 Assists 15 25
 Turnovers 15 14
 Blocks 1 12
 Steals 4 9
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Oklahoma  Baylor
 Points  Ellenberg - 33  Griner - 15
 Rebounds  McFarland - 16  Williams - 10
 Assists  Hook - 5  Sims - 10
 Steals  4 Players - 1  Madden - 3
 Blocks  Ellenberg - 1  Griner - 8
 Performance of the Game
Junior G Aaryn Ellenberg
Ellenberg scored a season-high 33 points, hitting 6 of 11 3-pointers and 9 of 10 free throws to lead the Sooners in scoring against No. 1 Baylor.

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 Up Next
Who: TCU
When: Wed., Jan. 30, 7 p.m.
TV: FS Southwest / FCS Central
Where: Lloyd Noble Center
What's at Stake: Oklahoma looks for the regular-season sweep against TCU after knocking off the Frogs in Fort Worth, 85-79, on January 9.

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WACO, Texas -- No. 1 Baylor extended its Big 12 Conference winning streak to 30 games with an 82-65 win over No. 20 Oklahoma Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

The Sooners (15-4, 5-2 Big 12) maintained their 9-point halftime deficit until the Lady Bears (18-1, 8-0) exploded on a 14-2 run with 12 minutes remaining.

"I thought we competed and fought every step of the way and did some really, really good things," OU head coach Sherri Coale said, "attacked them, went after them and shot pretty well from the 3. We did not shoot it well from 2, but there's a big reason for that and her number is 42."

Oklahoma made just 27 percent of its field goals to Baylor's 60 percent shooting, but 11 3-pointers and a season-high 33 points from junior Aaryn Ellenberg kept OU within single digits for three-quarters of the game.

Brittney Griner scored 15 points to lead the Lady Bears, but fouled out for just the second time in her career with five minutes left in the game.

Joanna McFarland totaled 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.

"I'm used to playing a physical game," McFarland said. "It isn't a fear, you just have to go in and go up. If she goes hard at me, I have to go hard back. It's a mutual thing."

Still, Baylor took advantage of OU's little mistakes, turning them into easy transition points.

Baylor scored 62 of its 82 points in the paint.

"The difference in the game was layups," Coale said. "We gave them a lot of layups, and it's easy to say `don't give them layups' but it's a lot harder to do. They're fast and they're athletic. We were worrying about how to keep the ball out of Griner's hands and we forget to just guard when it comes back out to the other side, and so some things to learn from."

Griner had eight blocks in the game to set the NCAA career record with 665, two more than Louella Tomlinson had for St. Mary's in California (2007-11)

Baylor led 45-36 at halftime.

The Sooners return home to the Lloyd Noble Center Wednesday, Jan. 30, vs. TCU. The game will broadcast on FS Southwest and FCS Central at 7 p.m. CT.




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