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Sooners’ Taylor Robertson sets D-I women’s career 3-point record

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Ames, Iowa — Oklahoma Sooners guard Taylor Robertson She broke a Division I women’s basketball career record for 3-pointers in her first attempt Saturday against the Iowa State Cyclones. She surpassed the mark set by Ohio State Buckeyes star Kelsey Mitchell from 2014 to 2018 for her 498th 3-pointer.

Robinson marked five more from behind the arc and went 6-of-8 and 8-of-10 overall for 25 points on the field. But that wasn’t enough. In the Big 12 he won first place because the No. 14 Sooners lost to his No. 18 Iowa State 86-78 in a team battle against the Texas Longhorns.

Fifth-grader Robertson is taking advantage of the additional season provided by the COVID-19 waiver for 2020-21. But Robertson finished the record 138 to 139, one game less than Mitchell .

She also scored a career mark on fewer attempts: 1,135 versus Mitchell’s 1,286. Mitchell indiana fever Drafted in the 2018 WNBA Draft, he has 347 3s so far in five WNBA seasons.

Robertson now has 503 career 3-pointers, and has made at least one in his 62-game streak. The record-breaking basket came with his 4:18 remaining in the first quarter, making his 3-pointer successful for the Sooners for his 52nd time this season (16-4, 6-3).

“I think consistency is the key,” Robertson said of achieving the record. “I’ve done it over and over, consistently, ever since I could even pick up the ball. Just get down to the basics and believe you can make it.

“Because when you spend hours on one thing, you get better at it. Even if you hit the last five, even if you don’t hit the next goal, always make the next shot. Believe me, the last five.”

Bill Fennelly is the Dean of Big 12 Basketball Coaches who took over the women’s program at Iowa State University in 1995-1996. The Cyclones were the Big 12’s top 3-point shooting team during his tenure and currently lead all Power 5 women’s teams in his 3-point makes per game (9.1). He also coached former Kansas State Wildcats sniper Laurie Cohn, who scored 392 tries from 2001 to 2005, second in Big 12 history, just like Robertson. I’m from Kansas.

Fennelly says Robertson is one of the best players he has ever seen.

“It was a great moment for her, a great moment for women’s basketball,” Fennelly said of Robertson’s record.

“She doesn’t need a lot of space. there is

Despite the snowy day, many people gathered at the Hilton Coliseum. 11,568 were in attendance as the Cyclones (15-4, 7-2) avenged his 82-79 loss in Oklahoma on January 8th. Later Saturday he will face the Oklahoma State Cowgirls 6-2 Texas.

Robertson is Oklahoma’s top 3-point shooter, but the Iowa State 3-point career leader was on the court Saturday at the All-American. Ashley JonesShe hit four trays en route to a game-high 32 points and has 3 for 311 in her Cyclones career. Like Robertson, Joeens is playing her fifth season. The two of hers have played many matches in the Big 12.

“She kicked the ball really quickly,” Joeens said of Robertson. “It’s really fun to watch her play as well as play against her.”

The 6-foot Robertson has shot 44.0% from behind the arc in his Oklahoma career. She has never finished a season with less than her 40% shooting percentage from her 3-point range for the Sooners, including her 43.8% this season. The only season in which she made fewer than 100 3-pointers was in 2020-21, when the Sooners played just 24 games.

Oklahoma coach Jenny Baranchik said of Robertson, “It’s a self-made thing, a love of the game.” She rolled up her sleeves and taught herself how to do this. He’s a great basketball player, not just a shooter.”

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