Taylor Robertson return to the Sunflower State went well.
Otherwise, the Oklahoma women’s basketball team struggled for the second time in three road games, falling 88-83 at Wichita State on Saturday.
Robertson scored 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting beyond the 3-point line. The McPherson, Kansas native made 10 of 17 shots overall.
OU’s Ana Llanusa scored 19 points, while Madi Williams and Gabby Gregory each added 13. The Sooners (4-3) couldn’t take advantage despite 12 treys and lost their third non-conference game.
OU trailed by nine points with a little more than four minutes left in the game before making a run. Robertson hit two 3s in the final minute and Llanusa added another to make it 84-83 WSU with 9 seconds left.
Tatum Veitenheimer turned the ball over in the final seconds with OU trailing 86-83 and the Shockers held on.
The late surge wasn’t enough for OU to undo earlier damage.
The Shockers (4-2) made 12 of 22 shots from three for 55 percent and shot 52 percent from the field overall.
WSU led by as many as 16 points and mostly smothered OU behind Seraphine Bastin and Raven Prince’s 16 points. Carla Bremaud and DJ McCarty added 15 and 13, respectively.
Prince’s layup with 3:43 left in the first half gave the Shockers a 40-24 lead. OU trailed by 13 at halftime.
OU’s road trip continues Dec. 4 at Western Kentucky.