OU women's basketball: Sooners use tough defense to rout Creighton

Creighton connected on just 21 percent of its field-goal attempts.
by Jason Kersey Published: December 1, 2013

NORMAN — Oklahoma routed Creighton 80-52 Sunday afternoon inside Lloyd Noble Center, and did it with a strong, focused defensive effort.

The Bluejays connected on just 21 percent of their field-goal attempts, and only made four two-point shots the entire game.

A week ago in a loss at UCLA, the Sooners allowed the Bruins to score 63 of their 82 points on layups and free throws.

Despite Creighton's strong 3-point shooting, OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale said her team's defensive strategy entering Sunday's game was to limit those easy layups and free throws.

“That's how we're gonna win championships,” Coale said. “I thought our guys were very disciplined to that effort tonight.

“I think we passed the defensive test today, and that was really the objective.”

Junior guard Sharane Campbell scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Sooners (5-2).

“I thought Campbell played with a good attitude, an ‘I-want-to-win' attitude,” said Creighton coach Jim Flanery. “I was afraid that with them coming off a loss to UCLA that might happen. No disrespect to Oklahoma, but I was really hoping we would play more competitively today.”

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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