Oklahoma 71, Texas 67 (OT) | Austin, Texas | Jan. 16, 2011
Jan. 16, 2011
Oklahoma won its fourth straight game against Texas in Austin, 71-67, in overtime. OU improved the program's record in overtime games to 15-14. The Sooners are now 7-7 in road overtime games and 11-5 under head coach Sherri Coale. It was Oklahoma's first overtime win against Texas in three tries.
The victory was the 650th overall for the University of Oklahoma women's basketball team, now 650-440 (.596) all-time. It was also the 150th win, a league-leading mark, for the Sooners in Big 12 regular season play.
For the second straight game, Oklahoma shot its lowest field goal percentage in a win under Coale. The Sooners made just 31.2 percent of its attempts (24-of-77) Sunday against Texas after shooting 32.2 percent (19-of-59) in a win against Kansas State on Jan. 12.
OU allowed just one Texas player to shoot 50 percent or better from the field: Kristen Nash, who made her lone field goal attempt.
Despite having five of the Big 12's top 10 3-point shooter by percentage on both team entering the game, Oklahoma and Texas combined to shoot 8-for-39 (.205) from beyond the arc.
Oklahoma held Texas freshman Chassidy Fussell to 13 points, allowing just one point from the free throw line through the first 34 minutes of the game. Texas' top scorer entered the game averaging 16.9 points and was the Big 12 games-only scoring leader with 23.5 points per game.
Oklahoma allowed only 67 points from Texas, which entered the game as the nation's No. 2 scoring offense with 85.5 points per contest.
The Sooners have not allowed a conference opponent to make more field goals than have turnovers. With Texas' 23 turnovers to 20 field goals made, OU's defense has forced 61 turnovers and allowed only 54 field goals through three conference games. This season, OU's opponents have totaled 322 turnovers and 323 field goals made.
Oklahoma's 12 turnovers was a season low.
Danielle Robinson's 30 field goal attempts were a career high, breaking her previous mark of 24. Robinson's 11 field goals made was one shy of her career best of 12.
Robinson's seven rebounds matched a season high.
Robinson's 45 minutes marked the second time in her career to play an entire overtime game and the fourth time to play all 40 minutes of regulation.
Robinson passed Dionnah Jackson (1999-2002) for fifth on OU's career field goals list, making 11 in the game for a career total of 685. Robinson trails fourth-place Stacey Dales (1998-2002) by 34.
Carlee Roethlisberger's 10 points matched her second highest total of the season and her five made free throws and six free throw attempts both matched career highs. With nine, Roethlisberger was one rebound shy of a double-double.
Whitney Hand played a career-high 44 minutes in her fourth game back from rehabilitation of her surgically-repaired right knee.
Hand's 11 rebounds matched the career high she set in her return on Jan. 2 versus TCU.