After losing two of their past three, the Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball team had their backs against the wall when sixth-ranked Texas came to Norman this past afternoon. They were 7-5 in the Big 12 and 16-7 on the year and looked like they might fall out of the rankings after a 16 point loss on the road to Kansas State. However, the Sooners came out strong against a Texas team who had lost just one game all season. After being closely matched through the first three quarters, Oklahoma outscored Texas 29-7 in the game's final quarter to win it 74-56.
The game was tied at halftime at 32 points but Texas looked like they finally might have control of the game after the Longhorns headed into the fourth with a four point lead. However, the Sooners came out and scored the first 10 points of the quarter and commanded the last 10 minutes.
Five different Sooners hit double digits in scoring, including Gioya Carter, Peyton Little, Maddie Manning, Kaylon Williams, and Vionose Pierre-Louis. Pierre-Louis came off the bench and scored 17 points on just 11 field goal attempts. The Sooners are really hard to stop when Pierre-Louis and Williams are both having good days down low, as it takes more pressure of Little and Carter to take more shots. Little did in fact make shots of her own though, including three three-pointers.
Oklahoma has now won six straight against Texas at the Lloyd Noble Center. They play come back in eight days and play the Baylor Bears at home, the only other team to beat the Longhorns this season.