Big 12 Basketball

Taylor Robertson Ties NCAA Record For Career 3-Pointers

Taylor Robertson of Oklahoma women's basketball

Oklahoma guard Taylor Robertson tied the all-time NCAA women’s record for career 3-pointers in the Sooners’ 78-58 loss to Texas on Wednesday night in Austin, Texas.

Robertson is now tied with former Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell. She set the record with 497 career 3-pointers from 2014-18.

 

Robertson hit her first 3-pointer of the game midway through the first quarter after Oklahoma fell behind by 10 points. It was her first shot of the game. She quickly hit another with 3:24 left to tie Mitchell.

In the second half, the Sooners struggled to keep up with the Longhorns and Robertson spent a good portion of the fourth quarter on the bench, along with the rest of the starting lineup.

Robertson will take her shot at breaking the record when the Sooners face Iowa State on Saturday.

Last season Robertson became the all-time career leader for both Oklahoma and for the Big 12. She took over the OU record with her 377th 3-pointer on Dec. 21, 2021. She then took over the Big 12 lead on Jan. 12, 2022, with her 393rd career 3-pointer. Robertson’s career mark is more than any men’s or women’s Big 12 player.

The Big 12 record was held by former Kansas State star Laurie Koehn, who is also a Kansas native and met Robertson while she was growing up in McPherson.

 

When Robertson hit her 400th 3-pointer on Jan. 19, she became the 11th women’s player to make at least 400 3-pointers. She did that in 102 games, faster than any women’s player in NCAA history. Earlier this season he reached 2,000 career points, with the milestone coming against future Big 12 member BYU on Nov. 15.

Robertson also set a Big 12 record with 59 straight games with a least one 3-pointer and now has at least one 3-pointer in 114 of her last 115 games. Her last game without a 3-poiner game on Feb. 9, 2021, against Iowa State.

She also holds the record for most games with at least five 3-pointers with 41. Robertson leads all current players in made 3-pointers, made 3-pointers per game, 3-point shooting percentage, free-throw shooting percentage and total 3-pointers attempted. She is second in 3-pointers attempted per game and fifth in career points.

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