Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners grinding out wins, face Texas Tech next

The Oklahoma women's basketball team has started the Big 12 season 3-0. On Saturday, the Sooners face Texas Tech
by Jason Kersey Published: January 11, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma's Morgan Hook (10) looks to pass around Cal State Northridge's Ashlee Guay (5) in the first half during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Cal State Northridge at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Morgan Hook (10) looks to pass around Cal State Northridge's Ashlee Guay (5) in the first half during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Cal State Northridge at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

— The Oklahoma women's basketball team continues to grind out wins through the early Big 12 Conference schedule.

The Sooners rallied from a halftime deficit Wednesday at TCU to win 85-79, stretching their winning streak to five games and their conference record to 3-0.

“The road is really long; we are proud of what we have done,” said OU coach Sherri Coale. “I am proud of our mentality and composure. We have been through a lot and to steady ourselves and play at the level we are, I am very proud.

“But it doesn't mean anything if you go home and stub your toe on Saturday.”

That's what Coale's team will try to avoid Saturday inside Lloyd Noble Center, when it hosts Texas Tech at 7 p.m.

The Sooners entered the season with high expectations; senior guard Whitney Hand said these Sooners' ceiling was higher than that of any of her past teams.

But season ending injuries — including Hand's career-ending ACL tear — shrunk the roster to eight healthy players in early December.

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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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NO. 16 OKLAHOMA VS. TEXAS TECH

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman

TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish 416, DirecTV 676/HD 679, U-verse 753/HD 1753), FCS Pacific (Cox 273/U-verse 649)

Radio: KREF-AM 1400

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