Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners get another shot at Iowa State

After an embarrassing outing against the Cyclones last month, the Sooners are out for redemption.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 13, 2013
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NORMAN — Oklahoma captain Morgan Hook doesn't hedge words when discussing her team's embarrassing loss at Iowa State nearly a month ago.

“We watched film, and all of us were disgusted,” said the junior guard. “It was like a freak show. None of us were playing to any of our capability. Iowa State probably has a different image of us, and we need to show them who we really are.”

The Sooners (18-5 overall, 8-3 Big 12) get that chance Thursday, when the Cyclones (17-5, 8-4) visit Lloyd Noble Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff.

Oklahoma carries a two-game win streak into Thursday's game; the Sooners routed Bedlam rival Oklahoma State on Sunday.

The Cowgirls jumped out to an early lead, but OU rallied to take the lead by halftime, before playing a complete second half on its way to what became a comfortable victory.

One key to the Sooners' second-half success was rebounding, an area in which they struggled Jan. 15 at Iowa State.

Oklahoma was out-rebounded 47-27 that night and lost 82-61.

“We were embarrassed on the boards,” said coach Sherri Coale. “We did not block out. As poorly as we shot, we had a chance to win the game had we just blocked out.

“You look back on it, and it's not such a sore spot, because it's the spot from which we've grown. It's the thing that kind of woke us up. From that point forward, we've been a progressively improving rebounding team.”


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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