'Dogs Fall At No. 11 Oklahoma, 84-66
Nov. 22, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Danielle Robinson had 17 points and eight assists while No. 11 Oklahoma hit Fresno State with an early 3-point barrage on its way to an 84-66 victory Monday night.
The Sooners (3-0) led by 20 less than 11 minutes into the game and were never threatened, continuing a strong start to the season despite losing three starters from last year's team that made it to Final Four for a second straight season.
Robinson zoomed around the left side for a layup after Oklahoma won the opening tip, and she had 11 points as the Sooners raced out to an early 18-4 advantage following Morgan Hook's first 3-pointer.
Hook and fellow freshman Aaryn Ellenberg each connected twice as the Sooners made their first five 3-pointers and pushed their lead to 38-15.
Oklahoma led by 21 at halftime and extended its lead to as much as 33 - after Carlee Roethlisberger's putback made it 70-37 - before Fresno State cut into the lead against Sherri Coale's reserves.
Hayley Munro scored 12 points despite foul trouble to lead the Bulldogs, and Marnique Arnold scored 11. The game marked a return to the state for Fresno State coach Adrian Wiggins, who formerly coached at Cameron in southwestern Oklahoma.
"They do everything so well," Wiggins said of Oklahoma. "It doesn't feel very good right now, but it's a good experience and we'll get better from it."
Ellenberg and Hook are combining to average 23.3 points and have made 17 of their 37 tries from 3-point range this season, alternating time at Hand's position on the wing.
Ellenberg was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc and finished with 15 points while Hook had nine on 3-for-6 shooting from 3-point range against Fresno State.
Lauren Willis added 11 points and Joanna McFarland had 11 rebounds for Oklahoma.
"They're very comfortable with one another right now, and I think that's what you see that we're not," Wiggins said."We have some new players and we're figuring out our returners. We're still learning that."
"We Are Your Team!" -- Fresno State will return to the Save Mart Center on Nov. 28 for an afternoon match-up with Pepperdine. Find out how to get special tickets by visiting The Bulldog Shop at the corner of Cedar and Barstow Avenues as a part of "Black Friday Turns Red," Fresno State's Greatest Week Long Sales Event.