#13 Oklahoma 70, Colorado State 55 13th-ranked Oklahoma improved to 5-0 as a 28-point third quarter propelled the sooners to their third straight win over a 2016 ncaa tournament opponent.

Maddie Manning led Oklahoma with a season-high 16 points. The redshirt senior has scored in double figures in three consecutive games.

The redshirt senior came within one rebound from picking up her first career double-double. She led OU with a season-best nine boards against the Rams.

Through five games, Manning is averaging 11.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Sherri Coale on OU's third-quarter surge:

“I think it was probably led by Maddie (Manning), truthfully. She was incredibly decisive and had a hardness to her, especially to her offensive game and we fed off that. We take on her identity a lot, whatever demeanor she has when she’s on the floor kind of becomes our team demeanor. Hers was good in the third quarter so we were good.” - Sherri Coale

In her first career start, Chelsea Dungee scored a season-high 10 points and knocked down two treys in 20 minutes of action.

Gabbi Ortiz came off the bench to provide the Sooners with eight points and two assists.

Vionise Pierre Louis recorded two blocks against Colorado State and now has 83 career rejections. She is two blocks away from moving into seventh place all-time at OU.

Pierre-Louis continues to average a double-double to open the season. The junior center is second on the squad with 11.4 points per contest. She leads the team with 10.3 rebounds a game.

Eleven Sooners scored in the game versus Colorado State as OU's bench finished with 30 points. Junior LaNesia Williams added in six points, while freshman Nancy Mulkey provided six points and two blocks.
“Oklahoma is a smart team. They’ve got some really smart players. They can score off the bounce. They can get to the rim. They can draw contact. If you get back on your heels and you’re not ready to dig back in and get a stop, they’re going to make you pay.”- Colorado State head coach Ryun Williams

No. 13/12 Oklahoma travels to No. 20/24 Kentucky on Thursday night for the 2016 SEC/Big 12 Challenge in Lexington, Ky. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT and you can watch on the SEC Network.



Ty Russell

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