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No. 20 Oklahoma women beat Portland State 74-60

The Associated Press - December 22, 2016 10:33 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Maddie Manning scored 17 points with three 3-pointers and a career-high 10 steals and No. 20 Oklahoma overcame poor first-half shooting to rally for a 74-60 win over Portland State on Wednesday night at the Puerto Rico Classic.

T’ona Edwards added 12 points for the Sooners (9-3), who trailed 34-24 at halftime after being held to 21 percent shooting from the field while the Vikings shot 68 percent.

Oklahoma had steals on six of Portland State’s first seven possessions to open the third quarter to close within two, then took a 45-39 lead on Edwards’ jumper. Ashley Torres hit a 3-pointer and the Vikings closed to 48-46 in the fourth quarter, but the Sooners used a 22-3 run to lead by 21 with 2:32 left.

Oklahoma scored 50 points in the second half and scored 36 points off the Vikings’ 42 turnovers. Oklahoma had 27 steals, one shy of the school record set in 1995.

Torres led Portland State (6-5) with 12 points.

Originally scheduled to be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the event was relocated to Las Vegas because of the threat of the Zika virus.

 

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