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Oklahoma basketball: Sharane Campbell improves her rebounding

OU guard is working harder on the offensive glass as the Sooners look to rebound from a loss to Iowa State.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 16, 2013
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photo - OU: Oklahoma's Sharane Campbell (24) goes to the basket past TCU's Natalie Ventress (24) and Kamy Cole (11) during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and TCU at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The OklahomanOU:
OU: Oklahoma's Sharane Campbell (24) goes to the basket past TCU's Natalie Ventress (24) and Kamy Cole (11) during a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and TCU at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The OklahomanOU:

— Sharane Campbell said Oklahoma learned a lot about itself from Thursday's 72-68 home loss to Iowa State.

“I learned that we fight,” Campbell said. “Four starters fouled out and the bench came in, but we still fought.”

On the flip side, though, there are certainly areas where improvement is needed. She cited OU's nearly six-minute scoring drought in the first half as Exhibit A.

“We were stuck on 20,” Campbell said. “That's not us.

“There were also some 50-50 balls and offensive rebounds we should've gotten.”

The Sooners (18-6 overall, 8-4 Big 12) will look to get back on track Sunday at 1:30 p.m., when they meet Kansas (15-8, 6-6 Big 12) inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Campbell, a former Star Spencer High School standout, spoke with The Oklahoman about OU's foul troubles against Iowa State, her personal improvement and Sunday's matchup with the Jayhawks.

Q: You were one of four starters to foul out Thursday. What do you think caused all those problems?

A: “The game was called touchy. It wasn't the most physical game we've played ... it was just a touchy game.

“But you just have to go along learning. That's every game ... ‘How are they gonna call it?' It's just stuff you've gotta figure out within the first four-minute interval of the game.”

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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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NO. 22 OKLAHOMA AT KANSAS

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Allen Fieldhouse; Lawrence, Kan.

TV: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD 721, Dish 144, DirecTV 209, U-verse 606/HD 1606)

Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, KREF-AM 1400

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Kansas senior guard Angel Goodrich led Sequoyah-Tahlequah to three state titles and one runner-up finish during her remarkable high school basketball career.

The Jayhawks overcame a 23-point first-half deficit to win 76-75 Wednesday at TCU in their last outing.

In its last outing, Oklahoma had its two-game win streak snapped in a 72-68 home loss to Iowa State.

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