Ellenberg finished with a game-high 24 points. She added two rebounds, three assists and one steal. But the Bruins countered with Brewer and Nyingifa (10 total rebounds) and Markel Walker, who finished with a team-best 16 points.
Oklahoma tries to get back on track at 2 p.m. Sunday against Saint Louis in Lloyd Noble Center.
Until then, Coale and the Sooners will have to stew over UCLA's dominance in the paint, where the Bruins outscored OU 46-24.
“I'm disappointed with our effort and our response to the physical play,” Coale said. “You can't let them knock you down, roll around out of bounds and wonder why it happened. You have to be tougher. Throw them out of the way. Respond.
“It happened in post. It happened on the wings. It happened with the ballhandler and, obviously, it happened rebounding. We have to be tougher.”