The Sooner WBB team is doing their part to bring a little bit of holiday cheer to Sooner fans by winning their first two games at the Paradise Jam Tournament in St. Thomas (USVI). As an aside - who would you rather go watch - the men's team in Anchorage, AK or the women's team in the US Virgin Islands?
Yesterday they dispatched South Carolina with a close win pulling it out in the final minutes after USC had cut the lead down to two. Whitney Hand was a key player sparking the winning 9-0 run. Unfortunately, Hand sat out the 2nd half of today's game against San Diego State University after sustaining an apparent knee injury. The Sooners did not really need her though this time around as they dismantled the Aztecs limiting them to only 15 points in the first half to cruise to an 87-48 win.
They face an uphill fight to lay claim to their side of the division / tourney championship against the #5 ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame tomorrow. Interestingly, ND beat SDSU on Thursday by only 5, so maybe the Sooners can spring a big upset and get back into their usual top 10 ranking.