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December 29, 2012

OU Women rout Cal State Northridge

NORMAN — How good a day was it for Oklahoma women’s basketball? Well, with 3:54 remaining, direct from the Sooner volleyball team, Tara Dunn and Eden Williams entered the game.

They’d been with the program for all of a few days, yet against Cal State Northridge, a program coming off a victory over No. 17 UCLA, the newbies were in the game.

OU led by 28 points when they entered and settled for a 79-57 victory.

The Sooners committed 20 turnovers. That’s too many and a figure they best not repeat when West Virginia visits Jan. 2 for both squads’ Big 12 opener. Otherwise, the game was a dream.

There were some rough patches, but OU shot the 3-ball well (43 percent; 12 of 28), ran like it hadn’t run most of the season, leading to its highest point output in six games, and received a breakout game from junior college transfer forward Portia Durrett, who was on the floor for 15 minutes due to Joanna McFarland’s foul trouble and used them to finish with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a block.

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