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Next up for Sooners: Texas A&M Lite

by Jenni Carlson Published: March 23, 2009

Georgia Tech is next up for the Oklahoma women’s basketball team, and after watching the Yellow Jackets last night, they definitely have a familiar look.

They play a bit like Texas A&M.

Georgia Tech is quick and athletic, playing a maddening style of basketball that frustrates opponents. Or least that’s what it did Sunday night against Iowa. The Hawkeyes could never get into a flow against the Yellow Jackets, losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on their home floor.

Next up for Ga Tech: Oklahoma.

The Sooners have had their struggles against athletic squads like this. A couple years ago, it was Mississippi in the NCAA Tournament. This season, it was Texas A&M, which beat OU twice the past month.

The good news for the Sooners is that the Yellow Jackets aren’t quite as talented as the Aggies. They aren’t as polished or refined, but they could cause problems.

We’ll have more from Carver-Hawkeye Arena, so stay with NewsOK.com, then be sure to check out all of our coverage Tuesday in The Oklahoman.

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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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