Dec. 20, 2011
Oklahoma led start to finish for the fourth consecutive game. The Sooners built a 10-0 lead on Xavier before the Musketeers could manage a field goal and were up 23-3 before their defense gave up a second shot from the field.
Oklahoma scored 12 of its first 23 points off 10 Xavier turnovers that occurred within the first five minutes of the game.
Oklahoma was the only undefeated team of the Duel in the Desert, winning three games in three days with an average margin of victory of 24 points.
Oklahoma’s 10 turnovers were its fewest in since committing just nine versus New Mexico in a 58-56 win on Nov. 19.
Aaryn Ellenberg had three steals and one deflection in four consecutive Xavier possessions during OU’s 23-3 run to start the game.
Ellenberg finished the game with a career-high five steals.
Ellenberg’s OU record streak of 29 consecutive games with a 3-pointer ended after she was 0-fo-1 from beyond the arc Tuesday. Ellenberg was 4-of-15 overall for 10 points.
Hand was 7-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, shaking off a 5-for-33 (.152) 3-point shooting slump over the previous eight games.
Hand totaled a game-high 19 points and added six rebounds and five assists.
Hook was the Duel in the Desert MVP, totaling 46 points (15.3 points).
Hook scored in double figures for the third straight game, matching the longest such streak of her career from earlier this season against Liberty, Vanderbilt and Ohio State.