With OSU post Lindsey Keller missing her second consecutive game with a head injury and starting guard Brittney Martin in foul trouble against OU, Cowgirl coach Jim Littell needed to rely on two sparingly used reserves in Kamri Anderson and LaShawn Jones.
Both responded, with Anderson playing 15 minutes and recording two points, one assist and one block and Jones totaling two points, two rebounds and a block in eight minutes.
“I thought both of them did a great job,” Littell said. “Kamri came in and she made some nice plays, got the ball where it needed to be. She gave us some versatility that she could guard some of their guards. She hasn't played much this year, and she stepped up at a big time.”
OSU SLOWS DOWN GRIFFIN IN ROUND 2
In the first Bedlam matchup, OU center Nicole Griffin dominated in the paint, tallying 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting.
She wasn't nearly as effective Saturday, as OSU's inside defense held her to 12 points while making just five of her 11 shots.
“We tried to force her further out and get her set up about six or seven feet from the basket,” Littell said. “We let her catch way too low in Norman. I thought Kendra Suttles did an outstanding job on not allowing her to get low. LaShawn came in and did a nice job, too.
“We worked hard on that, and the kids carried out the game plan.”
HOME SWEET HOME
Oklahoma has now lost three of its last four games, with two of those losses coming on the road.
The Sooners at least get a break when it comes to travel; Oklahoma's next two contests are at home before its regular-season finale March 4 at Texas Tech.
Monday at 6 p.m., OU faces No. 1 Baylor, which won the season's first meeting 82-65 on Jan. 26.
Then Saturday, the Sooners host Kansas at 7 p.m. OU lost 81-71 at Kansas on Feb. 17.
ELLENBERG PASSES 500-POINT MARK
With her 19th point Saturday, OU's Aaryn Ellenberg passed the 500-point mark for the season.
The junior guard finished with a game-high 22 points. She's now only 57 points shy of passing Caton Hill (2000-04) and Jacquetta Hurley (1983-86) for seventh on Oklahoma's career scoring list.
Also Saturday, Ellenberg's three 3-pointers makes gave her 89 for the season. As a freshman in 2010-11, she set the school's single-season record for 3-pointers with 94.
Cowgirl senior Toni Young on winning her last regular-season Bedlam game: “It hasn't really hit me yet that this is my last Bedlam. I just wanted to come out and perform for my team. … I think as a whole, this may be one of the best memories I've had being here, because we came out and played as a family.”