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Oklahoma women's basketball: OU senior Joanna McFarland says, 'I want to show everybody that this is not over'

McFarland said remaining Sooners want to honor injured teammates by playing hard, winning games
by Jason Kersey Published: December 19, 2012

“That meant a lot to me. I know what it's like; we have so many people that are injured on our team right now, and I just want to play to honor them.”

When you hear people say the season is over, does that make you mad or motivate you?

“It's a little bit of both, because I guess anger is motivation. It's a reason to fight, to prove people wrong.”

What challenges does UC-Riverside present?

“We just went to our first meeting, and we didn't know much about them, but they look like they play hard. They have a couple really good shooters. It's gonna be all about sticking to the game plan and making sure we're aware of where they are at all times.”

How important will it be to build some momentum in these last two nonconference games?

“We need to have some kind of spark going into the break, and then afterward going into conference play. When you're in Big 12, it's rough. Every team is good; every team is tough. You have two games a week. It's hard, and we need something that'll get us ready for it.”

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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