No. 1 Baylor Too Much For Oklahoma At Home
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Five Baylor players finished with double-digit scoring totals Thursday, coming away with a 89-58 win in Norman over the Oklahoma Sooners to remain undefeated on the season.
The Sooners kept the game close for the first 10 minutes of the first half, tying the game 18-18 with 9:17 left to play on a Whitney Hand jumper. However, that's when the Bears began to pour it on, outscoring the Bears 25-10 over the next nine minutes – including nine from Jordan Madden – heading into the locker room leading 43-28.
The Bears capitalized on their size advantage in down low to build the lead, outscoring Oklahoma 20-6 in the paint to build a lead.
Oklahoma outscored the Bears 14-8 over the first five minutes of the second half, including five from Morgan Hook and four from Whitney Hand, to cut the lead to 51-42. However, that's when Baylor poured on the offense yet again.
Over the next seven minutes, the Bears outscored the Sooners 16-3 to take a 67-45 advantage. The Sooners' only points coming on a layup from Whitney Hand and a free throw from Sharane Campbell, putting the game out of reach.
Hand finished with a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds in the loss, while Campbell notched 12 points and Ellenberg contributed 11 for the Sooners.
Griner set the pace for Baylor with 18 points and six rebounds, with Odyssey Sims and Terran Condrey contributing 14 points each.
The Sooners will take two days off before taking on the Missouri Tigers at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, trying to avoid a three-game losing streak.