But the Sooners also dominated the paint, outrebounding the Matadors 55-42, with McFarland and Durrett combining for 20.
“It helps so much,” Ellenberg said about McFarland and Durrett's contribution. “I think when Jo rebounds it gives us extra energy. When Portia comes in and is that aggressive, it takes the load off of other people. We can look to her because she's a good scorer, too.”
And with OU's depth being challenged — though recent additions to the roster Eden Williams and Tara Dunn played nearly four minutes — Durrett will be leaned on even more in Big 12 play, which begins Wednesday against West Virginia.
“If I continue to play like this, it will help a lot,” Durrett said. “My teammates, it's only eight … well 10 of us, but everybody is going to have to go in and play, so they expect a lot from me.”