Even when Oklahoma was in the midst of a three-game skid back in December, coach Sherri Coale had a feeling that her team could be special. So far, Coale has been right.
Dez Bryant is sitting out the NFL Pro Bowl, the Rangers picked up Yovani Gallardo, and it’s time to focus on college basketball. Bill Jones looks at some local sports headlines.
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 points, converting two driving layups down the stretch, and fellow freshman Cliff Alexander had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the No. 11 Jayhawks pulled away late for an 85-78 victory over the No. 11 Sooners on Monday night.
Gioya Carter continued her hot streak with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting as Oklahoma jumped to a big early lead, shot 54.5 percent from the field and cruised to a 73-54 win over Oklahoma State on Monday.
Sooners guard Buddy Hield has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, after averaging 24 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in games against West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
Nneka Enemkpali couldn’t be stopped. But despite the senior forward’s 21 points and 16 rebounds, Oklahoma upset No. 4 Texas 70-59 on Wednesday night.
The Sooners committed a season-high 22 turnovers, due in large part to West Virginia’s pressure, and never led in an 86-65 loss to the Mountaineers on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he was looking for an offensive coordinator who would bring in an established system. Lincoln Riley sure fits that description.
Coach Bob Stoops announced the moves Tuesday and promoted Jerry Montgomery from defensive line coach to co-defensive coordinator.
Baffled. Embarrassed. Panic. Texas coach Rick Barnes and his players searched Monday night for the right words to describe a humiliating rout at the hands of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma (8-5) had five turnovers, including three interceptions by sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight. The Tigers held the Sooners’ offense to just 275 yards.
Oklahoma should have its full complement of offensive starters when it face No. 18 Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl.