In a game that was played by two teams that stayed within a few buckets of one another all night, the Oklahoma Sooners outlasted the Kansas University women’s basketball team, 74-68, in overtime on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU led 27-25 at the half thanks to a buzzer-beating three-pointer from just inside halfcourt by Angel Goodrich. In the second half, the Jayhawks led by as many as nine points with nine minutes remaining but could not hold on.
In fact, KU needed some heroics just to reach overtime, as junior guard Monica Engelman drained a three-pointer to tie the game at 64 with 5 seconds to play in regulation.
Despite Kansas taking momentum into OT, OU outscored KU 10-4 in the extra period to pull out the conference victory in front of a loud crowd of 2,872.
Junior guard Angel Goodrich led KU with 18 points and nine rebounds. Junior forward Carolyn Davis added 17 points and eight rebounds.
The loss drops KU to 16-5 overall and 5-4 in Big 12 play. OU improves to 14-6 and 6-3.
Kansas will play at Texas A&M; Saturday.