Oklahoma women's basketball: Morgan Hook explains Sooners' team motto

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 9, 2012

How do you think the newcomers will help your production?

Well since exhibition, they've all come in and put up great numbers in all different categories. I think it's just like the starters come out, we're not really losing anything when the freshmen or even Portia (Durrett) goes in. It just gives us a sense of confidence as a team that everybody can produce at every position.

You were voted a co-captain. What do you see as your role or your duties?

Just basically controlling the attitude, the energy, everything like it comes through the captains. After a day off, we're the ones in charge to make sure everybody's focused and everything like that. Just any problems or situations, it has to go through us before Coach has to deal with it.

Can you explain the team motto, “the 12 inches in front of you”?

It's just like, kind of like be in the moment. Don't think ahead or whatever. If you're in one game, think of that possession, not if you're down 10 points. Think about the possession you're in to try to get a stop or a score.

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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Oklahoma at Creighton

*When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

*Where: D.J. Sokol Arena, Omaha, Neb.

*TV: None

*Radio:  KREF-AM 1400

Three things to know

* Oklahoma is 3-0 all-time against Creighton. The Sooners' last victory against the Bluejays was Dec. 20, 2009, in Omaha. OU won that game 67-58.

* The Sooners are 12-4 in season openers under Sherri Coale. They're 5-4 in away season openers during Coale's tenure.

* Oklahoma newcomer Portia Durrett led the Sooners in preseason scoring with 21 points. Durrett is a junior-college transfer from Walters State.

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