OKLAHOMA VS. KANSAS
No. 11/10 Oklahoma (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) hosts Kansas in the final matchup of its five-game January home stand Wednesday.
The game will be televised on the Sooner Sports Network (KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City) with Bob Carpenter on play-by-play and Debbie Antonelli providing color analysis.
Sooner Sports Network will provide the radio broadcast. Brian Brinkley (play-by-play) and Tara DeGiusti (color) have the call.
Tip-off is 7:08 p.m. Central.
SETTING THE SCENE
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008
Series: 51st meeting, KU leads 27-23 (OU leads 11-9 in Norman)
Location: Norman, Okla.
Tipoff: 7:08 p.m. Central
Venue: Lloyd Noble Center (12,000)
TV: Sooner Sports Network
TV Talent: Bob Carpenter (pbp) and Debbie Antonelli (color)
Radio: Sooner Sports Network (KOKC 1520 AM in Oklahoma City)
Radio Talent: Brian Brinkley (pbp) and Tara DeGiusti (color)
Live Webcast: SoonerSports.com All-Access
Live Statistics: SoonerSports.com CSTV Gametracker
PLAYER TO WATCH
Oklahoma’s player of the month has been sophomore Amanda Thompson. Two blocks by A.T. in the final 24 seconds against Georgia secured a victory and 12 of her career high 18 points came in the first half.
In January, Thompson has averaged 13.7 points, up from the 8.2 per game scored during November and December. Thompson has scored 15 or more in four of the last five games.
BEDLAM SOLD OUT
The second edition of Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma women’s basketball has sold out 30 days in advance. The game, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. should provide another 12,000-plus crowd for a game televised by Fox Sports Net.
Only restricted admission tickets remain. Restricted admission tickets are $8 and go on sale when doors open at 11:30 a.m. The ticket provides entry but does not guarantee a seat.
The matchup in Stillwater was attended by 13,611 — the most to watch a women’s basketball game in the state of Oklahoma.
D-ROB BIG 12 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
For the fourth time this season, OU freshman Danielle Robinson was named rookie of the week. Robinson averaged 12 points and 6.5 steals per game in the Sooners’ two victories against Texas Tech and Georgia.
COALE “MOST FUN TO WATCH”
OU head coach Sherri Coale was recently voted by members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) as the “Most Fun to Watch” head coach in the nation.
BENCHMARK GAMES AHEAD
Coale’s 250th Victory
Currently Sherri Coale has 245 victories in her 12th year as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners. Coale could reach her 250th victory as soon as Feb. 12, at home, against Texas A&M.
“Think Pink” Week
Fans should come out to support the Sooners in raising breast cancer awareness by coming to the Lloyd Noble Center for “Think Pink Night” as the OU women’s basketball team hosts 2007 Big 12 Co-Champions Texas A&M on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.
1,000th Game in Sooner History
Oklahoma started its women’s basketball program for the 1974-75 season and is approaching its 1,000th game. To date, the Sooners are 15 games shy of 1,000 in program history. There are 11 games left in the regular season, which would mean that if OU failed to get a first-round bye for the Big 12 Tournament, the first opportunity to play 1,000 would be in the Championship Game.