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SOONERS STUNG IN OVERTIME AGAIN

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Oklahoma'sAaryn Ellenberg had a career-high 37 points but the Sooners blew a 12-pointhalftime lead and lost to Texas 79-74 in overtime Wednesday.

Itwas the Sooners' second straight overtime loss after falling to Iowa State82-75 in Norman on Sunday.

Ellenberghad 22 points in the first period and Morgan Hook drilled a halfcourtbuzzer-beater to make it seem as though everything was going OU's way atintermission.

OUled 38-26 at halftime. Texas pulled within one four times but couldn't crackthe Sooners' lead until GiGi Mazionyte nailed a 3 from the left wing with 31.7seconds to play to tie the game 68-68.

The Sooners turned the ball over 16 times in the second half.

 

POSTGAME NOTES


Aaryn Ellenberg began the game six points shy of 2,000.  The senior guardscored a career-high 37 points, hitting 13 of 27 field goals. The total was thehighest individual scoring performance by a Sooner since Courtney Paris had 41versus Oklahoma State on Feb. 4, 2007.

 

Ellenberg became the sixth Sooner to reach 2,000 careerpoints, joining Courtney Paris (2,729), Phylesha Whaley (2,187), Molly McGuire(2,147), Danielle Robinson (2,138) and La'Neishea Caufield (2,125).

 

Attendance at the Frank Erwin Center was 6,111. More than 5,000 Central Texas elementary school children attended the game aspart of the third annual 40 Acres Field Trip to the University of Texas AustinCampus.

 

Oklahoma fell in overtime for the second straight game.The Sooners lost to Iowa State 82-75 in overtime Sunday in Norman. Oklahomafell to 0-3 in overtime this season.

 

Oklahoma led 36-28 at halftime.  It was the firstgame the Sooners lost when leading at half (9-1) and first game Texas won whentrailing at half (1-3).

 

Oklahoma suffered back-to-back losses for the first timesince falling at Oklahoma State, 83-62, and to then-No. 1 Baylor 86-64, on Feb.23 and 25, respectively, last season.

 

The Sooners begin Big 12 play 1-2 for the first timesince the 2004-05 season.

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