#20 OU 85,#25 K-State 80 THE SOONERS TOPPLED KANSAS STATE IN AN OVERTIME THRILLER FOR ITS FIRST WIN OVER A TOP-25 OPPONENT THIS SEASON.

With the Sooners trailing by three with 20 seconds left, junior Gabbi Ortiz drained a clutch 3-pointer to tie the contest at 67-67 and force overtime. It was OU's first overtime game since Feb. 17, 2015 and its first win in OT since Nov. 29, 2014, vs. Illinois in the Paradise Jam.

Ortiz finished 4-of-4 from 3-point range and recorded 16 points in the win. Her four treys without a miss tie a Coale era record. The Racine, Wis., native knocked down three triples in the opening quarter to give OU an early 13-point lead Wednesday night.

“I’m really proud of our team. I thought our response to some late adversity was really positive. Obviously, Gabbi (Ortiz) hits a huge shot to get us to overtime and then our execution in overtime was just spot-on. - Sherri Coale

The Sooners have seen their 3-point shooting continue to improve in conference play. OU has hit at least seven 3-pointers in each Big 12 contest, knocking down eight treys and finishng with .444 3FG% versus K-State.

Hold the follow through. Gioya Carter hit her first 3-pointer in eight games, knocking down this triple late in the fourth quarter.

MORE MANNING

Maddie Manning earned her second career double-double with a team-high 20 points and 11 rebounds. Her 11 rebounds set a career high, while Manning's 20 points are the second-most ever for the Ankeny, Iowa, native as a Sooner.

Manning scored five points in the overtime period against K-State, finishing 8-of-15 from the floor with a pair of treys Wednesday night. She also added in four assists in a career-high 43 minutes of action.

The redshirt senior has scored in double figures in eight straight games. Over that stretch, Manning is averaging team highs with 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.5 steals per game. She is shot 46% from the field and 47% from 3-point range.

THE ANCHOR

Vionise Pierre-Louis came off the bench and finished with 17 points and six rebounds. In overtime, the junior scored seven points put the Sooners ahead by five points with under minute left. She finished 6-of-8 from the field and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
Pierre-Louis also led the Sooners with four blocks against K-State and moved into sixth all-time with 100 career blocks as a Sooner.

3-0 IN BIG 12 PLAY.

OU is off to its third 3-0 start in Big 12 play in the last five seasons.

NOTING THE SOONERS

  • Oklahoma's 18 overtime points set a program record. The win marked the Sooners first OT win over a ranked opponent since 2010 vs. Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament. Wednesday was the first OT game for the Sooners in nearly two seasons.
  • The win marked Oklahoma’s 10th straight win over Kansas State at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners lead the all-times series, 37-25, and are 19-9 against K-State at home. OU has won 22 of the last 29 meetings against the Wildcats.
  • OU improved to 8-0 and won its 29th consecutive game when finishing with a higher field goal percentage that its opponent
  • The Sooners off to a 3-0 start in Big 12 play for the third time in the last five seasons.
  • Gioya Carter scored 12 points off the bench on 5-of-10 shooting against Kansas State. Carter’s 12 points are the most scored by the senior since finishing with a season-high 19 at Kentucky on Dec. 1
  • T'ona Edwards, Maddie Manning and Vionise Pierre-Louis led OU with four assists apiece. OU recorded a season-high 22 assists.
  • Played a career-high 45 minutes against Kansas State, finishing with eight points and three assists. It’s the second time Little has played 40-plus minutes in her OU career (played 42 minutes, at Iowa State, Feb. 17, 2015).

THE SOONERS TRAVEL TO #17 WEST VIRGINIA ON SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. CT. THE GAME WILL AIR NATIONALLY ON FS1.

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Ty Russell

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