Oklahoma women's basketball: Sharane Campbell and Sooners are ready for Texas

Basketball's version of the Red River Rivalry has grown on Campbell, who was born and raised in Spencer.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: January 4, 2013
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photo - OU's Sharane Campbell (24) tries to steal the ball from Vanderbilt's Tiffany Clarke (34) in the first half during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Vanderbilt Commodores at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
OU's Sharane Campbell (24) tries to steal the ball from Vanderbilt's Tiffany Clarke (34) in the first half during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Vanderbilt Commodores at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“I guess I'm starting to become a little more comfortable with it. I can't stay uncomfortable. We got to pick ourselves up, and I have to do what I have to do to help the team.”

 What changed in your play and the team's play to come back and gain the lead late in the second en route to beating West Virginia?

“It was just a hump we had to get over. We would go on a run and then stop and then go on a run and then stop. It was just that we kept on fighting instead of laying down until we got over them. I think we did play hard the whole game.”

What have you guys talked about that you need to do against Texas? Is it another physical team like West Virginia?

“They're not as physical as West Virginia, but they are physical. We have to keep control of their guards and make sure we stop their posts. We've got to stop them from being hot and if they get hot that's where their confidence comes in. If we can stop them on the offensive end, we'll get they're confidence down a bit.”

Anything you've learned from your first year of conference play that you'll bring to this year?

“It's busy when it comes to conference play. It's game and then three days off and then, ‘OK, get ready for the next game.' You can't really dwell on the game. You've got to get ready for the next opponent.”

by Stephanie Kuzydym
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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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