Monday, November 30, 2009
OU Basketball Wrap-up Sooner women finish break 2-1, but key player falls to injury
Sooner men stumble in Alaska
JAMES ROTH Daily Staff Writer
While many OU students were out of town, so too was the men’s basketball team. The Sooners traveled far north to Anchorage for the Great Alaska Shootout. The Sooners (3-3), who dropped to 25th in the polls, did not have a happy holiday. OU finished fifth in the tournament, losing its first two games to unranked San Diego and Houston. OU concluded the tournament with a victory over winless Nicholls State. In the first game against San Diego, the Sooners lost 76-64 despite 30 points from sophomore guard Willie Warren. Warren carried most of the scoring load, as no other Sooner reached double figures. San Diego started the game on a 12-3 run and maintained control throughout. The Sooners didn’t have long to dwell on the loss, since they
and nine rebounds. While the Sooners rolled, they lost one of their top scorers in the process. While everybody was having a nice, relaxing Sophomore guard Whitney Hand injured her Thanksgiving break, the OU women’s basketball right knee in the first half and did not play again for team was hard at work. the rest of the tournament. An upThe women’s squad won two out date on her injury is still unknown of their three games over the break SOPHOMORE STAR OUT at this point. at the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Sooners wrapped The Sooners first defeated South up play in the tournament Sophomore guard Whitney Carolina on Thanksgiving Day by a Saturday when they took on the Hand suffered a right knee score of 75-67; four Sooners scored No. 5 team in the country, the injury during OU’s win over San in double figures in the victory. Fighting Irish from Notre Dame. Diego State. Her status is still The Sooners had a twenty-point The Sooners did lead the Irish unknown. lead at one point in the game, but at one point in the second half. Check back with The Daily South Carolina was able to rally The Sooners were up by a score this week for updates. back. However, the Sooners were of 51-48 until Notre Dame went on just too much and were able to pull a huge 20-0 run to put the game away with the victory. almost out of reach. Last Friday, in their second The Sooners rallied back, but in the end they fell game, the Sooners destroyed No. 23 San Diego State to the Irish losing by ten 81-71. University by 39 points. The Sooners took the game Junior guard Danielle Robinson and Thompson with ease, winning 87-48. were named to the Paradise Jam All-Island Division The game was over by halftime as the Sooners team. went into the break already up 32. Senior forward The Sooners will be back in action this week Amanda Thompson led the Sooners in scoring and when they take on The University of Texas-Arlington rebounding in the game, finishing with 18 points Thursday at Lloyd Noble Center.
AARON COLEN Daily Staff Writer
faced Houston the next day. Even though OU enjoyed more balanced scoring and much better shooting, the team was not able to capitalize and lost 100-93. The Sooners were again led in scoring by Warren, who had 25, but also received strong games out of freshman guard Steven Pledger (23 points) and freshman forward Tiny Gallon (15 points, 9 rebounds). Turnovers plagued OU in the loss; the Sooners had 18. OU managed to avoid going winless in the tournament by defeating Nicholls State 81-60. Junior guard Cade Davis scored 18 points, leading six Sooners who scored in double figures. Warren did not play in the game due to a coach’s decision. OU had its best shooting game of the tournament, shooting 60 percent from the field and 56 percent from three-point range. After four games away from home, the S ooners return to No r m a n We d n e s d a y t o f a c e Arkansas.
THE OKLAHOMA DAILY
Staff Pick Results Oklahoma vs. (12) Okla. State Kansas vs. Missouri (1) Florida vs. Florida State (21) Utah vs.(19) BYU (25) Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State Miami vs. South Florida Georgia vs. (7) Georgia Tech (18) Clemson vs. South Carolina
The Daily Consensus James Roth
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Monday, November 30, 2009