, Muskogee, OK

December 20, 2012

College basketball roundup: Sooners put it on cruise in home win

Phoenix wire reports

— NORMAN  — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points to lead No. 18 Oklahoma over UC Riverside 70-46 Thursday night.

Nicole Griffin added 18 points, and Joanna McFarland had 12 rebounds for the Sooners (9-2). Morgan Hook had six assists.

Oklahoma led 32-22 at halftime and never trailed. The Sooners shot 42 percent from the field for the game, while the Highlanders shot 31.7 percent.

Tre'Shonti Nottingham led the Highlanders with 14 points and eight rebounds. Natasha Hadley had 12 points and six rebounds for the Highlanders (6-4).

Nebraska 80,

ORU 67

LINCOLN, Neb. – Kevi Luper led the Golden Eagles (3-6) with 22 points. Nebraska is 9-3 on the year.


Men: Arkansas wins

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — B.J. Young scored a game-high 23 points and Hunter Mickelson added a career-high 16 as Arkansas beat Robert Morris 79-74 at Bud Walton Arena on Thursday.

Mickelson, the Razorbacks' starting center, sat most of the first half with foul trouble, but made up for his struggled after halftime. He scored 14 points after the intermission, connecting on all six of his field goal attempts.

Mickelson scored 10 points in the first 6:33 of the second half, helping Arkansas (6-4) take the lead for good.

Trailing by four, the Razorbacks used a 20-5 run early in the half to stake their biggest lead. Arkansas hit 67 percent from the field in the second half.

Arkansas had some chances to put distance between itself and the Colonials, but made only 13 of its 26 free throw attempts and committed 26 personal fouls.

Robert Morris (8-5) capitalized on the Razorbacks' mistakes. The Colonials hit 15 of 18 free throw attempts after halftime and pulled within three points on a pair of Lucky Jones free throws with 2:50 remaining, but never got any closer.

Powell had 12 points and nine rebounds for Arkansas, and Mardracus Wade added 14 points. The Razorbacks’ starters combined to score 65 points.