Oklahoma women's basketball: OU will need extra spark to win at Baylor

Sooners coach Sherri Coale said: “I see bounce coming back in their steps. They're a lot fresher than they were five or six days ago.”
by Jason Kersey Published: January 25, 2013
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“This is the best game to come after we got the chance to work on it for a week,” said junior guard Morgan Hook, a team captain who's averaging 10.5 points and 4.9 rebounds a game.

“Our practices have been shorter, and it's just been a recovery week.”

The Sooners' main concern, of course, will be Baylor's two-time All-America senior center, Brittney Griner, who averages 21.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

Griner — described by Coale as, “An incredible talent, the likes of which our game has not seen and may not see again” — is 5-2 against Oklahoma over her career, but hasn't lost to the Sooners since her freshman season. She's averaged 19.6 points and 7.6 rebounds against OU.

“That's always exciting to play somebody really good,” Ellenberg said. “But we really need to be focusing more on ourselves. I think if we focus so much on them and who we're playing, it's gonna mess you up. I think that's what happens to a lot of people when you play them.”

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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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