Taylor Robertson broke the Big 12 women’s record for most career 3-pointers during the No. 23 Oklahoma Sooners’ 83-77 win against No. 14 Baylor on Wednesday night.
Robertson set the record with her fifth 3-pointer of the game (which also happened to be her fifth 3-point attempt of the game) with 8:38 remaining in the fourth quarter. Robertson’s 3-pointer tied the game at 66-66.
Robertson entered Wednesday’s game with 388 career 3-pointers and needed four to tie Laurie Koehn’s Big 12 record of 392, set in 2005 while Koehn played for Kansas State.
While Robertson’s achievement was incredible, she surely took more joy from helping the Sooners (14-2, 3-1 in Big 12) upend the Bears (10-4, 0-2), who came into the Lloyd Noble Center after more than a week off due to COVID-19 protocols and seeking their first Big 12 win of the season.
The Bears, led by NaLyssa Smith’s 30 points, were in position to win before the Bears failed to make a field goal in the final 4:30 of the game. The Sooners took full advantage, outscoring the Bears 23-12 in the fourth quarter and making four of their last five field goals in the game.
While Robertson finished with 15 points, Skylar Vann led the Sooners with 22 points and seven rebounds, while Madi Williams added 18 points and a team-high seven assists.
Lauren Egbo added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, while Caitlin Bickle had 11 points. Jordan Lewis scored seven points and had a team-high 11 rebounds.
Robertson became Oklahoma’s all-time 3-point shooter on Dec. 21 when she made four 3-pointers to pass Aaryn Ellenberg, who held the school record with 376 made 3-pointers.
Robertson has now made at least one 3-pointer in 24 straight games and in 77 of her last 78 games. Wednesday’s game was the 36th time Robertson made at least five 3-pointers in a game.
Now, Robertson can set her sights on the NCAA record. She needs 104 made 3-pointers to tie that mark.
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