Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE
Few teams in the country have what it takes to line up against this Baylor women's team and unfortunately after all the injuries, this Oklahoma squad is not one of those teams. They did an admirable job getting it respectable for a majority of the game before Baylor pulled away in that latter part of the second half and winning 82-65.
The biggest reason the final score wasn't more lopsided was the 33 point performance from Aaryn Ellenberg. While she needed 24 shots to get those points, without them this one could have been much uglier than the final seventeen point deficit. Along with Ellenberg, the Sooners got yet another outstanding performance from Joanna McFarland who put up a double-double finishing with 12 points and 16 rebounds.
And that's about where the positive aspects of this game for Oklahoma stop. Aside from Ellenberg and McFarland, the Sooners only had three other players record points and none of them were in double figures. Meanwhile, Baylor had six players finish the game in double figures.
Oklahoma starters Nicole Griffin, Morgan Hook, and Sharane Campbell combined to go 5-29 from the field, playing a significant role in the Sooners shooting a miserable 28% from the floor for the game.
With the loss, Oklahoma falls to 15-4 on the season and 5-2 in Big 12 play. The Sooners will return to action Wednesday night (7 pm CST) at home against TCU.