Oklahoma basketball: Sooners trying to snap two-game losing skid

A loss to Iowa State lingered, and resulted in another loss at Kansas. Now the OU women's basketball team hopes to get back on track at home against Kansas State
by Jason Kersey Published: February 19, 2013
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photo - WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Iowa State's Hallie Christofferson (5), left, and Oklahoma's Morgan Hook (10) chase the ball during an NCAA women's basketball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Iowa State at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Iowa State won, 72-68. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Iowa State's Hallie Christofferson (5), left, and Oklahoma's Morgan Hook (10) chase the ball during an NCAA women's basketball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Iowa State at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Iowa State won, 72-68. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

The Jayhawks padded their lead to 19 before Oklahoma rallied, but the deficit was too great to overcome.

“I do think (the Iowa State game) lingered when we were missing almost every shot we took at Kansas at the beginning,” said junior guard Morgan Hook. “We were all like, ‘Here we go again.'

“We have to overcome that, and come back out swinging again and again, no matter how many times we got knocked down.”

Coale said players sometimes forget a few bad early possessions isn't necessarily an indicator of how the game will ultimately play out, and that it's her responsibility to remind players of that.

“Finding a way to lessen the perceived significance of every possession will be really important (Wednesday) night,” Coale said.

“The second you allow yourself to ‘woe is me,' is the second the fatigue sets in. I felt like that's what we played like all day (Sunday), like we were trying to get that monkey off our back. Sort of a malaise that's hanging around.”

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 STATE

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman

TV: Fox Sports Plus (Cox 68/HD 715)

Radio: KREF-AM 1400

Three things to know

Oklahoma dropped from the AP top-25 rankings after last week, when the Sooners lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Kansas State lost 80-45 at Oklahoma State in its last outing.

In the season's first meeting Feb. 6 in Manhattan, Kan., Oklahoma won 74-68. OU has won the series' last 11 games.

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