No. 15 Oklahoma women beat Oral Roberts 105-94
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Madi Williams scored 19 points, Skylar Vann added 18 and No. 15 Oklahoma opened the season with a 105-94 win over Oral Roberts on Monday.
Ana Llanusa and Taylor Robertson had 13 points each for the Sooners, who finished at 47.6% shooting after hitting 60% of their shots in the first half.
The Sooners return all five of their starters from last season’s NCAA Tournament team plus six from the bench and they took this win in school-record fashion.
Oklahoma’s lead reached double figures less than four minutes into the game. The score was 38-17 after one quarter and 67-37 at the half, both school scoring records.
Oral Roberts outscored Oklahoma 24-6 in the final 5:18 to get the margin down to 11.
Tirzah Moore scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Sara Rodrigues added 16 points and Hannah Cooper and Ruthie Udoumoh had 15 each.
The Golden Eagles have a new head coach in Kelsi Musick, who led Division II Southwestern Oklahoma for 13 seasons.
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