NORMAN — The Oklahoma women’s basketball team wrapped up a disappointing 18-15 campaign with Saturday’s 104-100 first-round loss to DePaul in the NCAA Tournament.
Here’s an early look at next season’s team:
G Aaryn Ellenberg: The Sooners’ career and single-season 3-point leader went out with a bang, scoring 36 points in Oklahoma’s loss to DePaul.
G Morgan Hook: The point guard from Lowell, Ark., leaves glaring holes at both her position and in leadership. Hook became the team’s unquestioned leader through last season’s struggles.
F Portia Durrett: The rarely used junior-college transfer was 5-foot-5 with a season-high 11 points — accounting for all of OU’s bench points — in the DePaul loss.
C Nicole Griffin: The Sooners’ starting center the past two seasons, Griffin averaged 9.9 points and 5.8 rebounds as a senior.
G Sharane Campbell: Coach Sherri Coale often refers to the Star Spencer product and senior-to-be Campbell as the team’s “X-factor.” When she plays well, the team typically does, too — and vice versa.
G Gioya Carter: Coale compared her to Stacey Dales at the beginning of the season, but the former Carl Albert standout struggled to adapt to the college game as a true freshman. She started 18 games and averaged 5.6 points.
G T’ona Edwards: The former Northeast standout was Hook’s backup point guard and will compete for the starting position as a sophomore. She averaged 1.4 points and appeared in all 33 games.
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