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Sooners fall to No. 18 Iowa State 86-78

Sooners blow out No. 2 Alabama 93-69

It was a record-breaking day in Ames, Iowa, as Taylor Robertson set the new mark for three-pointers made in NCAA. That’s where the good news ended as the Sooners lost their second-straight game on the road, this time to Iowa State 86-78.

The game was tied at half as the Sooners and Cyclones fought for Big 12 superiority. Oklahoma opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 50-42 lead in the third quarter. But Iowa State went on a 20-3 run to take control of the game. Four points was the closest the Sooners would get the rest of the way.

Oklahoma shot just 39.7% from the field and was minus-5 in the turnover department.

Taylor Robertson had 25 points on 8-10 shooting and was 6 of 8 from three. Take away Robertson’s strong shooting performance, and the Sooners were uncharacteristically cold from the floor. All other Sooners shot 33.3% from the field.

Ashley Joens led the way for the Cyclones with 32 points. She was just 10 of 22 from the field but made 8 of 11 free throws.

And it was the free throws that were the difference. Iowa State had 20 more attempts from the line than Oklahoma and had 21 more points from the free throw line than the Sooners.

The loss to Iowa State makes two-straight losses, both of which came to the two teams that were just behind Oklahoma in the Big 12 standings before their loss to Texas.

With the loss, the Sooners fall to 6-3 in the Big 12 and 16-4 overall. Jennie Baranczyk’s crew is looking to snap their two-game losing skid as they get set to host the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma dominated the Frogs back on Jan. 19, 93-66.

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