Oklahoma freshman big man Blake Griffin slipped early in the first half and had to go to the lockerroom. While he has returned to the court, it is suspected that he tore some cartilage in his knee. He will have an MRI after the game.
Nyeshia Stevenson scored 15 points, Courtney Paris (10 points, 13 rebounds) extended her double-double streak to 79 games and No. 11 Oklahoma routed visiting Kansas 67-51 on Wednesday night despite committing 25 turnovers. The Sooners put the game away with a 13-1 run early in the second half, with Jenna Plumley’s 3-pointer extending their lead to 50-27. Oklahoma’s advantage eventually expanded to as much as 26 points. Against the Jayhawks (12-8, 1-6 Big 12), who are tied for last place in the Big 12 with Missouri, Oklahoma could afford to be sloppy. The Sooners (14-4, 4-2) committed 17 turnovers by halftime and still led by 13, and their play didn’t improve much in the second half.