Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners have dominated Bedlam in Norman

The Sooners haven't lost to Oklahoma State inside the Lloyd Noble Center since 1998, even as the Cowgirls' program has risen to prominence in recent years. Oklahoma State will try to end that streak Saturday afternoon, when it travels to Norman for a 2 p.m. tip.
by Jason Kersey Published: January 31, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma Sooner's Aaryn Ellenberg (3) drives around TCU Horned Frog's Veja Hamilton (3) in the second half as the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) defeat the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (TCU) 63-52 in NCAA, women's college basketball at The Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma Sooner's Aaryn Ellenberg (3) drives around TCU Horned Frog's Veja Hamilton (3) in the second half as the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) defeat the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (TCU) 63-52 in NCAA, women's college basketball at The Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

— The Oklahoma women's basketball team has a consistency problem this season, and coach Sherri Coale isn't quite sure how to fix it.

“If I knew the answer to that, you wouldn't have to ask the question,” Coale said. “That's why consistency is so important. If there was a magic recipe for it, everyone in the country would be and it wouldn't be an issue. There's a lot involved in it. Every kid is different and every collection of kids is different. Every scenario is different.”

One thing that has been consistent, though, with Coale's program is Bedlam dominance in Norman. The Sooners haven't lost to Oklahoma State inside the Lloyd Noble Center since 1998, even as the Cowgirls' program has risen to prominence in recent years.

Oklahoma State will try to end that streak Saturday afternoon, when it travels to Norman for a 2 p.m. tip.

Almost everything about Saturday's game would seem to favor the Cowgirls, who are 18-2 and ranked No. 11 in the country. Oklahoma lost all the momentum it had built up over a two-game winning streak Wednesday night, when the Sooners lost at Kansas State.

Oklahoma State is led by senior guard Tiffany Bias, who is averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this season.


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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