NORMAN —Ana Llanusa led all scorers with 21 details, Madi Williams gained a double-double with 18 details and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma defeated Kansas, 78-67, inside of Lloyd Noble Centre on Wednesday.
The Sooners (6-17, 2-10 Large 12) concluded with four gamers in double figures as OU received its fourth straight meeting at dwelling against Kansas (12-11, 2-10 Large 12).
OU grabbed a 35-30 halftime guide soon after taking pictures .600 (15-of-25) from the field in the 1st fifty percent. The Sooners pushed their edge to double figures two times in the 3rd quarter, but the Jayhawks stormed back to make it a 1-possession activity heading to the fourth quarter.
The Sooners turned to their defense in the remaining frame as Kansas was confined to just 1 field target on its remaining 11 attempts as OU pulled absent for the gain.
“It feels superior to have extra details than the other men, I can tell you that. I believed our offense cadence tonight was the finest it’s been in a lengthy time,” OU head coach Sherri Coale reported. “We had been equipped to establish an early rhythm alongside one another and a whole lot of that had to do with Madi (Williams) not becoming in early foul issues and becoming equipped to keep on the floor. I believed Ana (Llanusa) was excellent from commence to complete.
“I truly appreciated our poise for a younger team that hasn’t received way too much. To get challenged the way we did in the fourth quarter and to be equipped to stand strong and make performs in the remaining five minutes was extraordinary. They had been experienced in the timeouts and handled the course that we gave them truly very well. I imagine which is a excellent indication for the future.”
Llanusa led the Sooners in scoring for the fourth straight activity, picking up her 3rd 20-issue scoring efficiency in the last seven game titles. The sophomore was 7-of-15 from the field and 6-for-7 at the foul line in the gain, although adding four rebounds and two steals.
Williams gained her sixth double-double of the year and was 7-of-15 from the floor, although recording three assists and a block in 32 minutes. The Fort Well worth, Texas, native’s 6 double-doubles this year are tied for the 2nd most by an OU freshman in the Coale period.
Jessi Murcer extra 12 details and concluded 4-of-7 from the field, although knocking down 3-of-4 attempts at the charity stripe. Taylor Robertson strike a pair of 3-ideas and recorded 10 details. The freshman also picked up five rebounds.
Mandy Simpson logged 8 details, seven rebounds and a team-significant four assists. The sophomore’s putback off a miss from Llanusa with :58 to enjoy sealed the gain for the Sooners.
“It was a whole lot of have confidence in, I did that (drove inside of) a few periods but I know Mandy (Simpson) was heading to be there,” Llanusa reported. “She was down there rebounding truly really hard. But that last 1 was certainly a turning issue, it felt superior. There was however time still left in the activity so we had to enjoy, but it felt superior.”
OU concluded outshot Kansas, .492-.397, from the field and .455-.233 from deep. Kansas was 6-for-6 (1.000) at the totally free throw line, although the Sooners posted a .750 clip (15-of-20) at the stripe. The Sooners received the rebounding fight, 44-30, and scored 20 2nd prospect details.
Austin Richardson led the Jayhawks with 17 details, finishing 7-of-11 from the field with three treys and five rebounds. Aniya Thomas also scored in double figures, chipping in 11 details.
The gain marked OU’s 11th victory over Kansas in the last 13 meetings. OU is 26-7 against the Jayhawks in the Large 12 period.
The Sooners head to Waco to experience No. 1/1 Baylor on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT. The activity will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest +