NORMAN — Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale added two players to her thin roster this week; she didn't have to go far to find either of them.
Tara Dunn and Eden Williams, both from the Oklahoma volleyball squad, joined the basketball team, increasing the number of healthy players on the Sooners' roster to 10.
Neither Dunn nor Williams is expected to see much game action; their roles will primarily be providing practice depth for the Sooners, who have lost four players to season-ending injuries since preseason workouts began.
Oklahoma's most recent injury was its most devastating. Senior guard Whitney Hand, undoubtedly the team's leader and most popular player, tore an ACL, prematurely ending her career.
Hand had surgery on the knee Thursday, and the operation was a success, according to an OU spokesman.
The Sooners (9-2) beat California-Riverside 70-46 at home in their last outing, with junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg scoring a season-high 27 points. For that performance, Ellenberg was named the Big 12 Conference's Player of the Week on Thursday.
Oklahoma hosts Cal State-Northridge at 1 p.m. Saturday in its final nonconference game. The Sooners open Big 12 play at home Wednesday at 7 p.m. against West Virginia.
Dunn (6-foot-2) and Williams (5-3) will play forward and guard, respectively. Both played basketball all four years of high school.
Dunn, from Poth, Texas, will wear jersey No. 43 and be classified a redshirt freshman.
An outside hitter on the OU volleyball squad, Dunn second on the team with 245 kills during the 2012 season.
Williams, a native of Amarillo, Texas, will wear jersey No. 33 and be considered a redshirt sophomore. The defensive specialist played in every set of every volleyball match.
The 2012 Sooner volleyball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season; OU's season ended Dec. 1, when it lost a second-round match to BYU in three sets.