NORMAN — The Oklahoma women's basketball team fought through four season-ending injuries to make a surprising run in the NCAA Tournament, losing Sunday's Sweet 16 contest to Tennessee. The Sooners finished with a 24-11 record.
Most of the players who made the biggest impacts in 2012-13 will return next season, including all three starting guards — Sharane Campbell, Aaryn Ellenberg and Morgan Hook.
Here's an early look at next season's team.
* F Lyndsey Cloman: Cloman missed the 2010-11 postseason with a back injury, then her entire junior season with a torn ACL. Before the 2012-13 season began, Cloman chose to end her playing career because of lingering back issues. Through her first two seasons, she appeared in 50 games, averaging 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds.
* F Joanna McFarland: McFarland had a breakout senior season. She started 29 games, averaging 9.9 points and 10.5 rebounds, both career highs. She also became an emotional leader for the team after the flurry of early season injuries. Her production, leadership and fire will be missed.
* G Whitney Hand: Hand's second ACL tear ended her playing career in early December. Despite that, the fan favorite remained an important team leader throughout Oklahoma's impressive 2012-13 Sweet 16 run. She leaves Norman ranking third in program history in minutes played per game, 19th in career scoring and fifth in 3-pointers made.
* G Jasmine Hartman: Hartman started on Oklahoma's 2009-10 Final Four team, but spent most of her OU career as a reserve. She played the best game of her career in the Sooners' Senior Night win over Kansas on March 2, when Hartman exploded for a career-high 18 points. For the season, though, she only averaged 1.5 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.
* G Sharane Campbell: The former Star Spencer standout led OU with 22 points in its Sweet 16 loss to Tennessee. Campbell started 25 games in 2012-13, averaging 10 points per game. She'll be a junior next season.
* G Aaryn Ellenberg: Ellenberg, an honorable mention selection to the AP's All-America team, led OU in scoring at 18.7 points per game. She holds Oklahoma program records for 3-pointers made in a season (115) and a career (284). The Las Vegas native enters her senior season needing 108 3-pointers to tie the NCAA's career record.
* G Morgan Hook: Hook is Oklahoma's point guard and was a team captain throughout the 2012-13 season. A first-half concussion forced her to miss most of OU's Sweet 16 loss, but she'll return for her senior year as part of an experienced, dangerous backcourt.
* G Nicole Kornet: Kornet was Oklahoma's most productive bench player as a freshman last season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. She started three early season games. Because of OU's backcourt depth, Kornet should be able to focus on continued growth and improvement as a sophomore.
* G Maddie Manning: Manning started three games and appeared in six before tearing her ACL in a late-November practice. When she was healthy, she averaged 6.2 points per game.
* F Kaylon Williams: Williams started 16 games as a true freshman, but ruptured her Achilles tendon in the preseason, forcing her to miss the entire 2012-13 season. She averaged 4.8 points and 5.2 rebounds as a freshman, so she was considered a potential breakout player before her injury. Healthy, the former Midwest City standout could be a strong addition to Oklahoma's first unit.
* F Portia Durrett: Durrett, a junior-college transfer, averaged only 10 minutes per game in her first season at Oklahoma. She scored 3.5 points per game. Durrett will be expected to make a big jump as a senior, with the Sooners' post depth lacking.
* C Nicole Griffin: Griffin started all 35 of Oklahoma's games as a junior, averaging 11.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. The Milwaukee native made some big leaps last season, and she will be heavily relied upon as a senior with Joanna McFarland gone.
WHO'S COMING IN
* G Gioya Carter: Carter committed to OU during her junior season at Carl Albert. She led the Titans to another state tournament appearance this season, averaging over 18 points and seven rebounds a game. She also excels as a passer.
* G T'ona Edwards: A late addition to Oklahoma's recruiting class, Edwards committed this week. She helped lead Northeast to the Class 2A state title last month, averaging 16.7 points and seven rebounds throughout her senior season.
* G Derica Wyatt: During her four seasons at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tenn., Wyatt won two state championships and three Tennessee Division II-A Miss Basketball awards. She scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds in her final high-school game, an overtime, title-game victory.
* F Shaya Kellogg: Kellogg averaged 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds for her senior season, earning first-team All-State honors. After winter break, the 6-foot-1 post shot 50 percent from beyond the arc after struggling early in the season. Because of OU's lack of post depth, she might be asked to contribute significant minutes early in her college career.