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

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

TCU gave you guys a pretty good fight the last time you played. What challenges do they present?

“They have really good shooters. They push the ball in transition, so that's what we're trying to focus on taking away. Just being aware, knowing who the shooters are and stopping the ball early in transition.”

How do you feel like you've played this year, and what do you still need to improve on?

“I've gotten a lot better this year. A lot better. I need to improve on being patient when I catch the ball in the post. Not going too quick ... letting everybody clear out before I try to make a move. I need to score a lot more this game. I've been kinda low. I need to start getting more points in the paint.”

How are you training yourself to be more patient?

“I just have to think about it. Every time I catch the ball, ‘Be patient and wait, and then go,' so I don't go too quick and run into double teams. It just makes everything a lot easier when you slow it down.”


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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