Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. College Sports

Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball wins at Iowa State for first time since 2008

See also

After struggling through the first portion of their Big 12 season, the Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball team turned things around on Jan. 21 and upset the 20th ranked Iowa State Cyclones, 75-54. The important thing to take out of this game is the size of the win and the fact that OU had not won a game at Iowa State since 2008.

The win, over a ranked team, should also help Sherri Coales' Sooners team. They had started off the Big 12 season as the favorites to win but then dropped three of their first five games. With the win, they not only beat a ranked team but they also moved ahead of Iowa State in the Big 12 standings. The Sooners are now an even 3-3 in Big 12 play while Iowa State drops to 3-4.

The difference between the two teams in the college basketball rankings is that Iowa State's four losses were all in Big 12 play while the Sooners also lost four non-conference games so far this season as well.

Oklahoma played solid defense and forced Iowa State to attempt to shoot a lot of threes, most of which they missed. The Cyclones finished the game hitting only four 3-pointers in 26 attempts.

On offense, Aaryn Ellenberg had been almost half of the Sooners' offense over the past three games, but this contest was more of a team effort. Oklahoma went up at the half by a score of 30-26 and Ellenberg only scored two of those points. However she came to life in the second half and led the team with 22 points by the end of the game.

Nicole Griffin scored 12 points and Sharane Campbell finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Oklahoma Sooners next face the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. CST.



  • David Moyes is fired by Manchester United, providing only a 10 month stint with the club
    Watch Video
  • These NBA dancers will certainly take some attention away from the playoff action
    20 Dancers
  • Minnesota's Matt Cooke could get suspended for his hit on Tyson Barrie
  • The Bengals extend A.J. Green's contract through the 2015 season
  • All eyes were on Bryce Harper and Mike Trout as the Angels beat the Nats
  • The first round of NBA Playoff action is in full swing, keep up with all the latest updates

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!