LUBBOCK, Texas — Oklahoma clinched third place in the Big 12 standings Monday with its 77-73 women's basketball win at Texas Tech.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 25 points, and Nicole Griffin pulled down a game-best 10 rebounds as OU improved to 21-9 overall and 11-7 in the Big 12. The Sooners will play an opponent-to-be-named at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Big 12 Tournament.
The Sooners shot a sizzling 55.8 percent from the field and sank 11 of 12 free throws. OU also hit 8 of 18 attempts from 3-point territory. Griffin added 10 points, four assists and six blocks.
All contributed to Oklahoma winning a tight game that featured 17 lead changes, including 16 in the second half.
Christine Hyde had 22 points, and Chynna Brown had 21 for Texas Tech (21-9, 11-7).