Mar 8 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Aaryn Ellenberg (3) sets up for a free throw against the Missouri Tigers during the second half of the quarters of the 2012 Big 12 Tournament at Municipal Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Sooners get even and thump Cyclones, 75-54

Trying to forget about their loss earlier in the season to the Cyclones, Oklahoma went up to Ames and crushed Iowa State on its own floor.

The Sooners nabbed a big road victory over the 20th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones. A 75-54 win that evens out the season series between the two schools.

In their first meeting, OU was knocked out of the Top 25 because of its overtime home loss to the then 14th-ranked Cyclones.

This time, the girls outplayed Iowa State from start to finish.

Oklahoma’s Aaryn Ellenberg had a game-high 22 points, shooting 7-14 from the field, and hitting 4-10 from the perimeter.

Ellenberg also nabbed eight rebounds, but Sharane Campbell had the game-high nine rebounds for the Sooners to go with her 10 points.

Oklahoma and Iowa State were not too far apart at the end of the first half, but Oklahoma was able to shoot 55.2% from the field in the second to storm past the Cyclones for the blowout victory.

Iowa State was a dismal 4-26 from three point land. Also, OU won the rebounding battle 43 to 35.

This is Oklahoma’s first win over a Top 25 team since they beat the then 25th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Preseason WNIT in mid-November.

They definitely earned this one, though. Oklahoma had their shot falling and were able to contain Iowa State on the defensive end for much of the game.

Iowa State turned the ball over 16 times and this was the fewest amount of points they’ve scored all season.

The Cyclones are now on a four-game losing streak, which all started with a home loss to the Oklahoma State Cowgirls January 11.

Oklahoma on the other hand bounced back from a loss to West Virginia over the weekend. The Sooners will now attempt to build a win streak with the TCU Horned Frogs coming to Norman this Saturday.

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