OU’s NCAA tournament run ended on Monday night with a 108-82 loss to the 3 seed Washington Huskies in Seattle. Playing in front of their home fans, Washington rode a hot second half to the Sweet 16.
- Huskies guard Kelsey Plum set an women’s D1 single-season scoring record during the contest, passing Jackie Stiles with her 1,064th point of the year in the third quarter — which sucks for the Sooners, but is still pretty cool. Plum ended the night with her first career double-double and 38 points.
- The Sooners only took 8 free throws all night and made 6, compared to 28 and 18 for UW.
- This is what should be happening every time the officials review a play. Get it together, men:
While the officials reviewed a play, Washington and Oklahoma's benches had a dance off. pic.twitter.com/QNFMMH2YxC— Washington WBB (@UW_WBB) March 21, 2017
- Normally I would put all Sooners here because, you know, this is a Sooners site. But I guess I’ll make an exception for Kelsey Plum and her historical awesomeness. She finished the night with 1,080 points on the year.
- Gioya Carter led the Sooners with 17 points in just 16 minutes off the bench. Her OU career is now over.
- Vionise Pierre-Louise got into early foul trouble which limited her minutes, but she still managed 7 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the team in both categories.
The Big Picture
Washington will advance to Sweet 16 action in Oklahoma City now, leaving behind its own home court to play in OU’s backyard. It will face Kim Mulkey’s Baylor squad (yes, that Kim Mulkey).
OU starters Peyton Little and Maddie Manning just played their last game in the crimson and cream, as did Carter, T’ona Edwards, Derica Wyatt and Shaya Kellogg. OU ends the year 23-10 (13-5 Big 12), a solid season, but not one Sherri Coale is likely satisfied with. She’ll work all offseason to improve a squad now led by Gabbi Ortiz and Chelsea Dungee.