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Sooner Women Rally to Upset 16th-Ranked South Florida

Oklahoma’s women’s basketball team rallied from nine points down in the third quarter to come from behind and beat 16th-ranked South Florida 79-74 on Saturday afternoon at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.

The win ends OU’s four-game losing streak, their longest in 14 years.

Senior guard Gabbi Ortiz led Oklahoma with a career high 31 points and hit eight 3-pointers, tying the fourth most in a game in OU history.

Ortiz’s final three-pointer gave OU the lead for good at 68-67 in the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma made 75  percent of their shots in the second half, including a perfect 9-for-9 in the fourth quarter.

Two other Sooners scored in double figures besides Ortiz.

Vionise Pierre-Louis had 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed 7 rebounds.

Freshman guard Ana Llanusa had a career high 15 points.

OU shot 54 percent from the field for the game and held USF to 42 percent, including just 28 percent in the final quarter.

Oklahoma improves to 4-5 on the season.

The Sooners next will host New Mexico next Saturday, December 16, at 2:00 pm in Norman.