OU’s Robertson ties D-I women’s career 3s mark

    M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.

Oklahoma Sooners guard Taylor Robertson tied the Division I women’s basketball record for 3-pointers as she made two treys Wednesday in the Sooners’ 78-58 loss to the Texas Longhorns in Austin. She now has 497, which matches the mark Ohio State Buckeyes star Kelsey Mitchell set from 2014-2018.

Robertson is a fifth-year senior who is taking advantage of the extra season offered by the COVID-19 waiver from 2020-2021. However, Robertson reached the record in fewer games than Mitchell: 137 to 139.

She also got the career mark in fewer attempts: 1,133 to Mitchell’s 1,286. Mitchell was the No. 2 pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2018 WNBA draft and has made 347 3’s thus far in her five WNBA seasons.

Robertson has a chance to break the record Saturday in Ames, Iowa, when the Sooners face the Iowa State Cyclones (4 p.m. ET, ESPN App); she has made at least one 3-pointer in 61 consecutive games. Oklahoma, Iowa State and Texas are tied atop the Big 12 at 6-2.

The record-tying basket was the 51st 3-pointer of this season for the 6-foot Robertson, who is shooting 43.9% from behind the arc in her Oklahoma career. She has never finished a season with the Sooners shooting less than 40% from 3-point range, including 41.8% this season.

The only season she had fewer than 100 3-pointers was in 2020-2021, when the Sooners played just 24 games.

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