No. 1 ranked Uconn tops OU in battle of unbeatens

Connecticut's Sue Bird drives for the basket past Oklahoma's Stacey Dales in the first half of the Huskies 86-72 win over Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

Top-Ranked Connecticut got a game-high 21 points from All-American Sue Bird as the Huskies held off a second half comeback attempt to knock off fourth-ranked Oklahoma 86-72 Saturday in Storrs.

Connecticut (11-0) led by as many as 14 points in the first half but the Sooners (10-1) were able to cut that lead in half by the intermission.

Oklahoma's hopes of a comeback attempt in the second half became a lot more difficult when All-American guard Stacey Dales picked up her fourth foul just 15 seconds into the half when she was called for charging.

Dales would go on to only play 10 minutes in the final half and the Sooners would never climb to within five points of the Huskies while shooting a season-low 36 percent from the floor.

LaNeishea Caufield led the Sooners with 19 points while Dales, Caton Hill, Rosalind Ross and Dionnah Jackson each chipped in 11.

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