Oklahoma basketball: Nicole Griffin coming off subpar game

Sooners' junior center will try to bounce back against TCU on Wednesday night
by Jason Kersey Published: January 29, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma's Nicole Griffin (4) goes inside against Texas Tech's Kelsi Baker (41) and Casey Morris (15) during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)  LOCAL TV OUT (KFOR,KOCO,KWTV,KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN, NORMAN TRANSCRIPT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE, SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR THE JOURNAL RECORD OUT); TABLOIDS OUT ORG XMIT: OKOKL101
Oklahoma's Nicole Griffin (4) goes inside against Texas Tech's Kelsi Baker (41) and Casey Morris (15) during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney) LOCAL TV OUT (KFOR,KOCO,KWTV,KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN, NORMAN TRANSCRIPT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE, SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR THE JOURNAL RECORD OUT); TABLOIDS OUT ORG XMIT: OKOKL101

— The No. 21-ranked Oklahoma women's basketball team returns home Wednesday, when it hosts TCU at 7 p.m. inside Lloyd Noble Center.

The Sooners (15-4 overall, 5-2 Big 12) are coming off an 82-65 loss at No. 1 Baylor, during which junior center Nicole Griffin managed just three rebounds and six points on 2-of-12 shooting.

For the season, though, Griffin is averaging 10.7 points per game — nearly doubling her sophomore-year scoring average.

Wednesday's game begins an important stretch for Oklahoma. After facing TCU (7-11, 0-7 Big 12), the Sooners travel to West Virginia and Kansas State before returning home to meet Oklahoma State and Iowa State.

Griffin spoke with The Oklahoman about what OU took from its loss to Baylor, the challenges TCU presents and her personal performance this season.

Q: What did your team learn from the Baylor loss?

A: “We know what worked and what didn't work. They got a lot of points in transition, so we know what we need to focus on and try to take away next time, and what we need to continue working on for the next time we play them.”

How important is this next stretch of games for this team?

“We're really focusing one game at a time, but this whole next stretch is very important. We're trying to just get one win, another win, and not look too far ahead and get overwhelmed.”

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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NO. 21 OKLAHOMA VS. TCU

*When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

*Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman

*TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish 416, DirecTV 676/HD 679, U-verse 753/HD 1753)

*Radio: KREF-AM 1400

Three things to know

*In 14 of OU's 15 wins this season, it held its opponent below 40 percent shooting. The lone exception was the Sooners' 85-79 win Jan. 9 at TCU.

*Oklahoma leads the all-time series with TCU 13-3, and is 8-0 against the Horned Frogs in Norman.

*The Sooners are coming off an 82-65 loss Saturday at No. 1 Baylor. TCU lost 53-42 Sunday at Texas Tech and remains winless in conference play.

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