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OU women's basketball: Aaryn Ellenberg named Big 12 player of the week

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 27, 2012
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Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg was named the Big 12's women's Player of the Week for her performance in the Sooners' 70-46 victory over UC Riverside on Dec. 20.

Ellenberg had 27 points in the game. She scored 14 first-half points, leading the Sooners to a 32-22 halftime advantage while the team struggled to a 30 percent field goal shooting mark over the first 20 minutes.

The junior ignited Oklahoma's offense immediately in the second half, spurring a 14-0 run by hitting back-to-back 3-pointers and assisting on the next two. Ellenberg was 6-of-8 from beyond the arc and had four assists to zero turnovers.

Ellenberg leads the Sooners with 17.3 points per game and is the conference leader in 3-point shooting percentage (.494) and makes per game (3.5).

Oklahoma returns to the court Saturday when it hosts Cal State Northridge.