OU women's basketball notebook: Danielle Robinson ‘has to stay in the game,' not get in foul trouble

BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Modified: March 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm •  Published: March 21, 2011

"I'm going to shoot if I'm open so I'm not worried if they're going to fall or not," Ellenberg said. "Eventually, I won't miss anymore."

Coale said: "It was her first NCAA Tournament game ever. Fire, fire, fire (up shots)... Some freshmen hide. They don't want the ball. They don't want to shoot. It's easy to coach someone who is confident, they're not afraid."

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

The Hurricanes view tonight's game as an opportunity to make a statement against an elite program that's played in the past two Final Fours.

"This is really fun for me," Meier said. "Sherri Coale is a great coach. That's a great program. And we get to play them. It isn't anything I'm intimidated by or nervous about. I'm just thrilled and excited. We'll see what we're made of."

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Robinson (2,104 career points) is 21 points shy of LaNeisha Caufield, who ranks fourth in school history... McDonald's All American Betnijah Laney, a 6-foot-1 forward who was the Delaware Player of the Year, attended Sunday's game. Laney, who averaged 23.7 points and 10.0 rebounds at Smyrna, has narrowed her choice to OU and Duke... The Sooners are 2-5 all-time when playing a higher seed in the NCAA Tournament.