Oklahoma basketball: Sharane Campbell improves her rebounding

OU guard is working harder on the offensive glass as the Sooners look to rebound from a loss to Iowa State.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 16, 2013
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photo - OU: Oklahoma's Sharane Campbell (24) goes to the basket past TCU's Natalie Ventress (24) and Kamy Cole (11) during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and TCU at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The OklahomanOU:
OU: Oklahoma's Sharane Campbell (24) goes to the basket past TCU's Natalie Ventress (24) and Kamy Cole (11) during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and TCU at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The OklahomanOU:

Whitney Hand was so good at grabbing offensive rebounds, and you seem to have assumed that role since her injury. Is that something you've really focused on?

“A couple weeks ago, (coach Sherri Coale) pulled out a stat sheet for everybody. Out of the whole (Big 12) season, I only had nine offensive boards. I was like, ‘Oh, umm ...'

“That speaks for itself. I need to get in there and rebound. Whitney isn't here, so who's gonna crash the offensive boards? I'm one of the bigger guards, so why not me?”

Last week, you guys went to Kansas State and snapped a three-game road losing streak. How important was it to finally get back to winning on the road?

“That was a very big win. Every game is important, though ... whenever you can get any win, it's a good thing.”

This will be OU's first time to face Kansas this season. What sorts of challenges does KU present?

“We've seen that they push the ball on offense, but we can exploit them on defense in transition. If we just give back to them what they throw at everybody, I think we can exploit that.”


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. 22 OKLAHOMA AT KANSAS

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Allen Fieldhouse; Lawrence, Kan.

TV: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD 721, Dish 144, DirecTV 209, U-verse 606/HD 1606)

Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, KREF-AM 1400

Three things to know

Kansas senior guard Angel Goodrich led Sequoyah-Tahlequah to three state titles and one runner-up finish during her remarkable high school basketball career.

The Jayhawks overcame a 23-point first-half deficit to win 76-75 Wednesday at TCU in their last outing.

In its last outing, Oklahoma had its two-game win streak snapped in a 72-68 home loss to Iowa State.

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