NORMAN, Okla. – Lady Raider Basketball dropped a heartbreaker to Oklahoma, 66-61, in the Big 12 season opener Wednesday evening.  
 
OU snaps Tech's four-game win streak and pushed the Lady Raiders to 9-3 on the season, 0-1 in Big 12 play.
 
Texas Tech opened with a 12-2 run sparked by back-to-back three-pointers by Chrislyn Carr and Brittany Brewer. Oklahoma tried to cut into the Lady Raiders' lead, but Tech held onto a nine-point lead heading into the half.
 
The Lady Raiders led for 33 minutes of the game before OU charged back in the final period.
 
OU took over the lead on a 10-0 run late in the quarter. The Lady Raiders tried to close the gap, but it wasn't enough.
 
Freshman Chrislyn Carr led the team with 19 points, four assists and a steal. Brittany Brewer followed with 13 points and nine rebounds, just shy of another double double. The junior also tied a career high with six blocks.
 
Senior Zuri Sanders had another great rebounding game tonight as she picked up 16 boards, five points, and two steals against the Sooners.
 
QUICK HITS

  • Lady Raiders drop to 9-3 this season, 0-1 in Big 12 play.
  • Texas Tech held the lead for 33 minutes of the game.
  • The Lady Raiders had 38 points in the paint and 10 off the fast break layups.
  • Texas Tech recorded 55 rebounds for the second best rebounding game of the season. Tech also outrebounded the Sooners by +8.0 rebounds.
  • It was the Lady Raiders' sixth 50-rebound game this season.
  • Chrislyn Carr scored 19 points for her eighth straight double-digit game.
  • Brittany Brewer was a rebound shy of another double double as she scored 13 points, nine rebounds and tied a career high six blocks against the Sooners.

UP NEXT
The Lady Raiders return to United Supermarkets Arena on Sunday to host Baylor. Tipoff is set for noon on FOX Sports Network.