No. 21 Oklahoma (2-1) defeated SMU (1-2) 87-75 Friday evening after surviving a late comeback by the Mustangs.
The Sooners' strong shooting was the difference-maker: as a team, they finished with 13 made 3-pointers on 29 attempts. Oklahoma's 19 attempts in the first half tied a school record for 3-point attempts in a half.
The Sooners' offense jumped ahead 22-15 after the first quarter and held a double-digit lead until the fourth. Senior Gabbi Ortiz led Oklahoma with 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting (5-of-11 from 3).
The Sooner defense faced a scoring onslaught from SMU senior McKenzie Adams, who finished with 25 points on 8-of-27 shooting. Oklahoma survived a 9-0 SMU run to begin the fourth, which brought the Mustangs back within three. Collectively, OU forced 12 turnovers on the night — three below its previous average for the season.
Friday's game marked the last home game for the Sooners until Dec. 3. They travel to Ft. Collins, Colorado, to play Colorado State (2-1) Tuesday, Nov. 21.