Ellenberg leads Oklahoma past No. 23 K-State
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Aaryn Ellenberg had a season-high 31 points to go with nine steals, and Oklahoma held off a last-gasp rally by No. 23 Kansas State for a 65-57 victory Tuesday night.
Morgan Hook added 11 points for the Sooners (11-5, 3-2 Big 12), who rebounded from a meltdown at Oklahoma State to ruin the Wildcats' first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2008-09 season.
Tasha Dickey scored 18 points and Jalana Childs had 16 for the Wildcats (13-4, 4-1), who had knocked off then-No. 9 Texas A&M and then-No. 10 Texas Tech during a five-game winning streak. They had also won eight straight games at Bramlage Coliseum.
Ball security and poor perimeter defense proved to be their downfall. Kansas State committed 18 turnovers and allowed the Sooners to shoot 7 of 13 from beyond the arc.
The Wildcats were just 3 of 22 from 3-point range.