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Oklahoma basketball: Sooner women looking to build momentum

After a home win against Texas, Sooners play host to Kansas on Saturday.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 21, 2014
/articleid/3936101/1/pictures/2353420">Photo - Coach Sherri Coale yells at Oklahoma's Gioya Carter (25) during the women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Coach Sherri Coale yells at Oklahoma's Gioya Carter (25) during the women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

“It's been a bit of a crazy schedule in terms of the way games fall; whether it be home games, road games, quality opponents or whatever,” Coale said. “Even the distance we've had between games, we've had a couple of Thursday to Sunday and that feels funny or Saturday to Monday, which we're coming up on again.”

The Sooners were the Big 12 preseason favorite, but have struggled to build any momentum at all from game to game.

And for Oklahoma to beat Kansas, the Sooners will likely have to do it without senior guard Aaryn Ellenberg — who missed the last game with a concussion and is questionable Saturday — and sophomore forward Kaylon Williams, who suffered a knee injury against Texas.

Asked what the team learned about itself against Texas, junior guard Sharane Campbell said, “That we can fight. For a couple of days we knew that weren't going to have Aaryn and she is our leading scorer, and then we lost (Williams) and we got together and were like, we're going to do this, the want-to that we have to push through any game that comes our way and just knowing that we can stay together.”

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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