NORMAN, Okla. -- Aaryn Ellenberg scored 25 points and four teammates scored in double figures as No. 17 Oklahoma defeated Western Illinois 97-80 Wednesday night.
Starters Morgan Hook added 14 points, Nicole Griffin had 13 and Sharane Campbell 12 for the Sooners (6-2) and Nicole Kornet added 10 off the bench.
Ashley Luke scored 27 points, two shy of her career best, and grabbed six rebounds and six steals, for Western Illinois (4-5). Rebecca Henricson added 18.
The Sooners broke away from a 10-10 tie with a 12-0 run fueled by Hook's seven points. The Leathernecks kept the game under double figures until Ellenberg had a burst where she made a jump, assisted Shaya Kellogg's layup and then knocked down a 3-pointer for a 43-28 lead with 4:27 before the half. The lead never got below double figures after that and when Ellenberg hit a late 3 it was 51-34 at halftime.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.