Special things have been known to happen on a Senior Night and it's probably fair to put Jasmine Hartman's performance Saturday night against Kansas into that category. The Oklahoma senior, never known during her time in Norman for her scoring, put up a career high 18 points helping her team secure a 85-77 win over the Kansas Jayhawks.
Prior to Saturday night, Hartman owned a modest career scoring average of just 1.9 points per game. Regarded as more of a defensive specialist, the fifth year senior has never been relied upon for her scoring.
Hartman's offensive explosion aside, it was the usual suspects for this Oklahoma team. Aaryn Ellenberg once again led the team in scoring with 22 points and Joanna McFarland put up yet another double-double finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Nicole Griffin played much better in this one (13 points, five rebounds, three assists), especially defensively, than she did against KU in Lawrence just a couple of weeks ago.
The win was Oklahoma's 20th on the season, which marks the eighth straight year the Sooners have accomplished that feat.
Oklahoma will close out their regular season this Monday on the road in Lubbock against Texas Tech (7 p.m. on FSN Oklahoma). The winner of the game will secure a third place finish in the Big 12 and thus the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament (starting March 8th).