Oklahoma basketball: Four OU women's players to be honored

by Jason Kersey Published: March 1, 2013
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— Four women's basketball players will be honored during Oklahoma's Senior Night celebration, which follows Saturday's game against Kansas.

Forward Joanna McFarland is the only one in the group that has made significant contributions on the court this season; she's started 22 games and leads the team in rebounding.

Here is more on the other three senior Sooners who will be celebrated Saturday night.

LYNDSEY CLOMAN

Cloman missed the 2010-11 postseason with a back injury, then missed her entire junior season with a torn ACL. She was named a captain before this season, but her lingering back problems became too much, and she chose to stop playing entirely.

“It's definitely a learning process,” Cloman said. “Just learning to see basketball in the eyes of a coach instead of the eyes of a player. I think most of all, I learned how to be a better leader for my team as a captain.”

Over her freshman and sophomore seasons, she started two games but appeared in 50, averaging 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds.

WHITNEY HAND

Whitney Hand tore her first ACL five games into the 2009-10 season, and needed a 401-day rehabilitation before returning to action. Then, in the Sooners' ninth game this season, she tore her other ACL.

“You can always expect a lot of emotion with me; I cry about everything,” Hand said with a laugh Friday, when asked about Senior Night.


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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OKLAHOMA VS. KANSAS

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lloyd Noble Center; Norman

TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish 445, DirecTV 679, U-verse 754/HD 1754)

Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, KREF-AM 1400

Three things to know

*Kansas has lost three straight games since its 81-71 win over Oklahoma on Feb. 17. The OU-Kansas all-time series is even at 29-29.

*Oklahoma enters having lost four of its last five games, including back-to-back blowout defeats against Oklahoma State and Baylor.

*Senior Jasmine Hartman, usually a reserve, will start Saturday's game as part of the Senior Night celebration. Sophomore guard Sharane Campbell has started 19 games this season, averaging 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds.

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