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
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
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.