OU Women Overcome Poor Shooting to Beat Kansas

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Oklahoma’s women’s basketball team shot just 35 percent from the field, but dominated Kansas on the glass to beat the Jayhawks 64-61 on Saturday night at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.

The Sooners outrebounded KU 48-25, with 24 of those 48 rebounds on the offensive end.

OU outscored Kansas 23-0 in second chance points.

Oklahoma needed the rebounding edge, because their shooting was poor all night.

OU missed all 11 3-point attempts, and it kept Kansas close.

The Sooners took the lead early in the second half with an 11-2 run and never trailed after that, but also never led by more than nine points.

Sharane Campbell paced OU with 22 points and 9 rebounds.

In the process, she became the 30th player in OU history to score 1,000 career points.

Nicole Griffin recorded her fourth double-double of the year with 13 points and 14 rebounds.

The 14 rebounds was a new career high and eight of those came on the offensive end, matching her career best.

Morgan Hook added 15 points, including a fadeaway 12-foot jumper in the final minute to give OU a 4-point lead.

The Sooners were playing their second straight game without senior guard Aaryn Ellenberg, who was not in uniform after suffering a concussion last Sunday against Oklahoma State.

OU completed their first sweep of the season with the win over KU, and has now won 18 of the last 20 in the series.

Oklahoma improved to 17-11 overall, 8-7 in conference play.

The Sooners play at Baylor Monday night at 6:00.