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
NORMAN — The Oklahoma women's basketball team continues to grind out wins through the early Big 12 Conference schedule.
NO. 16 OKLAHOMA VS. TEXAS TECH
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
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.