Freshman T'ona Edwards, who was named The Oklahoman's 2013 Little All-City Player of the Year as a Northeast senior, will get her first start in Ellenberg's place.
It hasn't been all negative lately for OU, though. None of the team's losses have come by more than nine points, and with the exception of a road loss to now 5-6 UCLA, all have come against quality competition.
Marist opened the season in the top 25 and is the favorite to win the MAAC. Louisville and Duke, both of which beat the Sooners in Norman, are both ranked in the top 10.
“We're all really good players and I know we can win those type of games,” said freshman guard Gioya Carter. “We've had a couple defensive mistakes in those games that would give them momentum and take it away from us. If we guard those simple plays well, those games would've turned out differently. I know we're capable of doing that, so there's some positive things.”