Marist was led by a strong performance from junior forward Emma O'Connor, who had 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
Oklahoma's (7-1) next game is a home contest against North Texas at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Hand posted a double-double on Sunday with 12 points and 13 rebounds. It was the sixth of her career and first this season. “I just take what I can get. I'm playing in a position now where I'm getting a lot of rebounds, but the guards coming in and getting rebounds is definitely a big deal,” Hand said.
MARIST COACH A BIG SOONER FOOTBALL FAN
Marist head coach Brian Giorgis has been outspoken about his love for Oklahoma football. On Sunday, he met former Sooner legend Jimbo Elrod.
“Most people know that I've been an OU football fan since 1966, and Jimbo Elrod was my all-time favorite player,” Giorgis said. “He played back when I was in college and I used to get The Daily Oklahoman delivered to Cortland, New York.”
Giorgis even had an opinion on where he hoped to see the Sooners in a bowl game: “Let's hope for a Sugar Bowl.”