Whitney Hand scored 17 points and matched her season-high with 10 rebounds, and No. 24 Oklahoma snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Wisconsin-Milwaukee 72-50 on Sunday.
The Sooners (4-3) ended their first three-game skid since March 2008 and avoided losing four straight for the first time since January 2004. They are still in jeopardy of falling out of the Top 25 for the first time since the 2004-05 season following consecutive losses to Vanderbilt, Ohio State and Fresno State.
The Panthers (2-6) missed 17 of their first 18 shots and never could make up ground on the back end of their first-ever consecutive games against ranked opponents.
Courtney Lindfors scored 15 points to lead UWM.
Joanna McFarland, Morgan Hook and Hand hit 3-pointers as Oklahoma cruised to a 24-5 lead in the first 13 minutes. The Panthers had seven turnovers by the time Ashley Green's 3-pointer fell with 6:57 left before halftime to give UWM its second basket.
Once shots started going in, Milwauk...