Oklahoma’s Taylor Robertson played absolutely lights out to break the NCAA 3-point record
Step aside, Kelsey Mitchell.
No. 18 Iowa State beat No. 14 Oklahoma, 86-78, on Saturday, but there was little the Cyclones could do to stop Sooners guard Taylor Robertson from making history.
Armed with one of the smoothest shots in all of college basketball, Robertson entered Saturday’s clash tied with Kelsey Mitchell at 497 3-pointers made for the NCAA’s all-time career record.
About halfway through the first quarter, Robertson dribbled up the court, moved around a screen set by her teammate Liz Scott and pulled up from the top of the key unguarded.
The ball swished through the hoop as Robertson smiled and flashed three fingers at her bench while jogging back to the other end.
History for Taylor Robertson
She's now the all-time 3-point leader in women's D-I basketball (498). @OU_WBBall | #ThatsaW pic.twitter.com/vEt93iL5MP
— ESPN (@espn) January 28, 2023
Robertson finished the game with 25 points while shooting 6-of-8 from behind the arc. It’s the third time this season that she’s made six threes in a game. Robertson also has the NCAA record for most games with five or more 3-pointers made with 42.
And Robertson has now sunk 503 career 3-pointers, making her the first to do so in the history of women’s basketball, across all three divisions, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
“Yeah, that was cool. I’ve had quite a few of those in my career here,” Robertson said on a Zoom press conference after the game of curling around a pick for the record-breaking shot.
“It feels good to get it knocked out. … Now we can just play and try to win basketball games.”
Mitchell – the former record-holder from Ohio State who now plays for the Indiana Fever – congratulated Robertson on breaking her record. While this is Robertson’s fifth season of college basketball, she set the record in one game sooner than Mitchell did. Robertson did it in 151 fewer attempts too.
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A message from @Kelz_Hoop to the new NCAA 3-point queen, @T_Rob30! pic.twitter.com/VCQ2Sa6rvI
— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_WBBall) January 28, 2023
Records have been falling often this women’s college basketball season. Just last week, Angel Reese passed Sylvia Fowles for LSU’s consecutive double-double record. Meanwhile, Ta’Niya Latson is rewriting record books at Florida State. Latson, Reese and Robertson have given women’s basketball fans something positive to distract them away from injuries to stars, like UConn’s Azzi Fudd.
Robertson is averaging 11 points per game this season and makes about 2.7 3-pointers per game. According to HerHoopStats, she’s eighth nationally in points per play with a mark of 1.22 and is 15th in assist-turnover ratio at 3.13. While she’s not scoring in boatloads very often this season, she’s been incredibly efficient, which has helped Oklahoma win a whole lot of games.