Sooner Women Fall in Overtime at Texas

Posted on: 10:47 pm, January 8, 2014, by , updated on: 10:49pm, January 8, 2014

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Oklahoma’s women’s basketball team lost their second straight game in overtime, losing at Texas 79-74 on Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Aaryn Ellenberg poured in a career high 37 points, 22 in the first half, with four total 3-pointers.

Sharane Campbell was the only other Sooner in double figure scoring with 12 points and 8 rebounds.

OU led by 12 at halftime, getting a half court shot at the buzzer from Morgan Hook to end the first half.

But the Sooners never led by more than that, and Texas chipped away at the lead in the second half, finally tying the game at 68 in the final minute on a 3-pointer by Gigi Mazionyte.

In overtime, Texas made just one field goal, but hit 9 of 10 free throws to win by five.

OU forced 27 Longhorn turnovers, but committed 22 themselves, 16 of those coming after halftime.

UT also dominated the glass, outrebounding OU 49-31, grabbing 20 offensive rebounds.

Oklahoma has lost three overtime games this year and ropped to 10-6 on the season, 1-2 in the Big 12.

Texas improved to 11-4, 2-1 in the conference.

The Sooners host Kansas State on Saturday night at 7:00.