Cowgirl, Sooner Basketball Update

Jordan King - November 27, 2019 9:32 am

It is a busy weekend for the Oklahoma State and Oklahoma women’s basketball teams during the Thanksgiving break.

The Sooners are heading into the break coming off the back of a 78-65 win against Abilene Christian on Tuesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center.

With usual top-scorer Ana Llanusa struggling from the field, shooting just 2-for-13, Taylor Robertson stepped up and scored 21 points. She played the entire game and shot 50 percent from the field, including seven 3-pointers.

Madi Williams notched a double-double for OU with 17 points, Llanusa was still able to score 8 and add 7 assists despite her shooting issues.

The Sooners (4-2) will head into a weekend game against Wichita State with some momentum.

OSU is coming off a huge 69-38 win against a good Rice team last Saturday. The Cowgirls moved to 5-0 on the year and made the trip down to the US Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam tournament.

OSU’s schedule pits them against No. 1 Oregon on Thanksgiving Day, No. 8 Louisville on Friday and UT-Arlington on Saturday.

The Ducks beat the US Women’s National Team earlier in the fall 93-86 and has one of the top players in the country in Sabrina Ionescu, last year’s Wade Trophy and Wooden Award winner. Both of those awards go to the National Player of the Year.

This season Ruthy Hebard is the top scorer and rebounder for the Ducks. She is averaging a double-double and will be a challenging matchup for the Cowgirls at 6’4.

Oregon made it to last season’s Final Four, Louisville was an Elite Eight team and UT-Arlington had some success in the WNIT.

Arlington’s coach is Krista Gerlich. Her daughter, Bryn, is a guard for the Cowgirls so there is a family flavor to the Saturday matchup. The Mavs are coming off an upset win at Kansas State 57-53 back on Sunday.

 

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