The Oklahoma Sooners beat Texas, 73-67, for the fourth straight time, grinding to a win that featured high-percentage 3-point shooting and monster defense.
OU freshman Sharane Campbell hit three first-half 3-pointers as part of 15 total points to help the Sooners go two games above .500 in the Big 12 standings, while sophomore center Nicole Griffin had a career-high nine blocks to lead a defense that frustrated its second straight league opponent.
Campbell, Aaryn Ellenberg and Morgan Hook combined for 17 of OU's first 20, doubling up the Longhorns on the scoreboard within the first nine minutes.
Hook would finish with 17 points.
It was the second game without leading rebounder Joanna McFarland, who suffered a broken jaw in a loss to Oklahoma State last Saturday. The Sooners put freshmen in the starting lineup to replace the junior forward, with Campbell starting a Kansas State and Kaylon Williams taking the floor Saturday, but have used a team effort to increase the production.
Oklahoma has five days to prepare for No. 1 Baylor, who comes to the Lloyd Noble Center Thursday, Jan. 26.