Oklahoma 68 Oklahoma State 62 maddie manning scored 20 points to lead the sooners to a comeback victory in the 100th bedlam meeting.

In the 100th all-time Bedlam meeting, Oklahoma battled through a slow day offensively to top Oklahoma State. Maddie Manning gave OU the lead with a clutch 3-pointer with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter. The Sooners would not relinquish the lead to earn their 60th win over the Cowgirls.

“I am really proud of our team. We came out so strong in the second half. We were really focused and showed belief in one another, personal belief, and we did it together." - Sherri Coale after the Bedlam win

MA33IE MANNING

Maddie Manning poured in 18 of her game-high 20 points in the second half as the Sooners overcame a 12-point deficit to defeat Oklahoma State.

OU is 12-1 this season when Manning scores 10-plus points.

The Ankeny, Iowa, native recorded a career-high four 3-pointers. Manning keyed a 12-2 OU run to close the third quarter to put the Sooners in position for the comeback win.

“I think we came out right away after halftime and we started off the third quarter the way we needed to. We were aggressive on offense, and then Coach (Coale) said start doing it with our defense.” - Maddie Manning

THE ANCHOR IN THE CENTER

In a matchup of two of the Big 12's top post players, Vionise Pierre-Louis picked up 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting and 5-of-7 from the free throw line.

The junior center led OU with six rebounds and added in two blocks against the Cowgirls.

"Honestly, I didn’t think that I would grow this fast or dominate this fast as a freshman. Starting off Big 12 play like that gives me a lot of confidence, and I look forward to growing more." - Vionise Pierre-Louis

PEYTON LITTLE

BIG IMPACT

Peyton Little scored in double figures for the 56th time in her career, adding 10 points in the win. Little also hit a 3-pointer for the eighth straight game.

Gabbi Ortiz recorded nine points and logged three assists. Her 3-pointer with 1:12 to go in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the Sooners.

LOCKDOWN

OU forced 21 Oklahoma State turnovers in the win Sunday as the Sooners recorded nine steals.

UNCOMMON COMEBACK

POSTGAME NOTES

Oklahoma leads the all-time series, 60-40, against Oklahoma State. The Sooners have won 17 out of the last 23 meetings between the two teams and improved to 33-12 against the Cowgirls in Norman. OU has also won six straight home games and moved to 10-1 at Lloyd Noble Center this season.

The Sooner rallied from a 12-point deficit with 6:22 to go in the third quarter to earn the win. The comeback ranks as the third biggest deficit overcame in a Big 12 wins in program history.

The Sooners’ 20 made free throws are the second-most in conference play this season (26, vs. TCU). Over the last two games, OU is 38-of-44 (.863) from the free throw line.

BACK HOME

The Sooners host Iowa State on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. CT. with a chance to win their seventh straight home game.

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