NORMAN, Okla. – Freshman Ana Llanusa scored 27 points and Oklahoma dominated No. 21 West Virginia 76-57 in women’s basketball action Saturday.
The Mountaineers (17-6, 5-6) shot 32 percent and committed 22 turnovers while falling for the fourth straight season at Lloyd Noble Center.
“They played five times harder than we did,” West Virginia coach Mike Carey said. “We deserved what we got.”
Llanusa made a career-high six 3-pointers and Vionise Pierre-Louis had 13 points, six rebounds and five blocks for the Sooners (12-11, 7-5).
Katrina Pardee led WVU with 13 points, while Kristina King had 12 and Naomi Davenport finished with 11. Teana Muldrow grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, bu the Mountaineers were outscored 32-22 in the paint.
With the score tied at 35-35 midway through the third quarter, Oklahoma went on a 9-0 run. Davenport ended the streak with a layup but the Sooners ended the quarter on top 53-41.
Oklahoma stretched its largest lead to 72-50 with 3:15 left to play before Pardee hit a 3-pointer.