OU 69, Georgia Tech 50: Guards lead way for Sooners

By Jenni Carlson Modified: March 25, 2009 at 7:53 am •  Published: March 25, 2009
Advertisement
;
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Coming out of a late timeout, Danielle Robinson and Whitney Hand locked eyes.

Then, the Oklahoma guards slapped hands.

"Let’s go!” Robinson hollered.


Turns out, the Sooners went where Robinson and Hand took them Tuesday night — a 69-50 victory over Georgia Tech and a spot in the Sweet 16.

Next destination: Oklahoma City.

"Those guys have the ability to really step up and change things,” Sooner star Courtney Paris said. "I have so much confidence in my team, and why wouldn’t I with those pieces we have?”

Robinson scored a game-high 17 points, while Hand added 15 points.

Not bad for a sophomore and a freshman.

Robinson’s stat line — 5-of-5 from the field, 7-of-7 from the line, seven assists, four turnovers, two steals.

Robinson’s performance — flawless.

"That’s ridiculous,” Hand said of Robinson’s shooting perfection. "Danielle is, to me, one of the best point guards in the country.”

Hard to argue after Tuesday’s game. Against an athletic, aggressive Georgia Tech team, Robinson was the one forcing the issue. On offense, she drove to the basket and penetrated the defense.


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Florida State's Chris Casher won't play against Oklahoma State
  2. 2
    Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player, cut by St. Louis Rams
  3. 3
    State Department taps Texas lawyer to serve as ‘America’s ambassador to Muslims’
  4. 4
    Local authorities say they're unlikely to use armored vehicles should civil unrest occur
  5. 5
    Lee Corso drinks Stone Cold Steve Austin's beer, shoots guns on College GameDay
+ show more