Jenni Carlson


Live in Iowa City

by Jenni Carlson Published: March 24, 2009

Amanda Thompson looks good in warm-ups for Oklahoma’s game against Georgia Tech.

The Sooner forward has been battling a foot injury, but she seems to be running and jumping well. She might be in a lot of pain, but if she is, she doing a good job hiding it.

She could be big for OU tonight against Georgia Tech’s athleticism.

Couple other items:

* The crowd is paltry tonight. No surprise there. Once the hometown team, Iowa, got knocked out, numbers were expected to decline from Sunday’s games. And while the crowd count might struggle to get over 1,000, I thought it might actually be worse than it is.

* Georgia Tech has an interesting drill in warm-ups. The players toss high passes into the air to each other to simulate rebounds coming off the rim. I’ve seen teams do similar drills at the rim, but I don’t know that I’ve ever seen many do it at half court before a game. Tells you how much the Yellow Jackets value rebounding.

by Jenni Carlson
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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