Sooners Fall To Fresno State For Third Straight Loss

Friday, December 9th 2011, 11:37 am
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Sooners lost their third straight game Thursday falling 69-66 to Fresno State.

Whitney Hand inbounded a pass to Morgan Hook who put up a last-second three-point shot, but it fell short as the clock expired.

Aaryn Ellenberg tried single-handedly to keep the Sooners in the game in the first half, hitting six 3-pointers and totaling 20 points in 20 minutes.

Turnovers were the downfall for Oklahoma who led by seven points with 10 minutes left in the contest.

OU would turn the ball over seven times in the final 10 minutes as part of 21 turnovers in the game to help the Bulldogs find their way back into the game.

Fresno State also capitalized on mismatches, passing the ball in and around to find an open shooter or lane in which to drive.

Ki-Ki Moore, who sat out last year's matchup due to transfer rules, scored 21 points for the Bulldogs.

Oklahoma outshot the Bulldogs 44.8 percent to 39.4 percent from the field, as well as from the three point line as OU shot 32 percent to Fresno State's 29.2 percent.

The largest difference in the game was turnovers as Fresno State only committed nine in the game to OU's 21.

Elllenberg led all scorers with 28 points.

Oklahoma returns to action Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. against Milwaukee.