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March 8, 2014

Ellenberg may be hitting another gear

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NORMAN —

Next, at TCU, a Sooner loss, Ellenberg was nonetheless very good, finishing 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting. She followed that with 18 points in 28 minutes on 7-of -17 shooting that included four 3-pointers and 18 points.

Also, more shots are going up earlier in games.

Ellenberg doesn’t see herself doing anything differently.

“I’m just playing basketball,” she said. “If it happens early, if it happens late, it really doesn’t matter.”

Her senior point guard doesn’t believe she’s doing anything differently either, though she knows this is an important time of the year for Ellenberg.

“I don’t think she’s ever not aggressive, and I think this time of year, Aaryn loves the bright lights and loves the big-time games,” Morgan Hook said. “She’ll come out and fire two or three from behind the 3-point line, and we look to her to shoot those shots and give us momentum we need.”

Whatever the reason, the Sooners will take more results like that from the program’s second all-time scoring leader.

“Just make baskets when I’m open,” is how Ellenberg described her offensive strategy.

Clay Horning

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