Well, they aren't always going to be pretty and last night will certainly qualify as an ugly win. Both teams were very cold from the floor, but OU was about as chilly as the temperatures outside going 19-59 (32%) from the field and a whopping 0-9 (0% for you math majors out there) from three point range. The 15 OU points at halftime were the second lowest fewest points in a half during the Coale era and the 52-45 final score was the fewest points ever in a win for an OU team in Coale's 15 seasons as coach. So like I was saying, it wasn't pretty.
OU was lead by Danielle Robinson's 20 points, who was the only OU player to reach double digits and one of only two players in the entire game to tally more than 11 points. Wednesday night was really more of a one woman show with usually reliable OU standouts having an uncharacteristically off night. Whitney Hand only had eight points, going 4-11 from the field and 0-3 from three point. Freshman stars Aaryn Ellenberg (seven points, 3-9, 0-2) and Morgan Hook (three points, 1-10, 0-3) were also ice cold. Regardless, any win in this conference is considered a good one no matter how ugly.
The Lady Sooners now move to 12-3 on the season with a 2-0 conference record heading into the weekend. Like the men, the women also travel to Austin this weekend to take on the hated longwhorns. The game is Sunday at 12:30 pm (central) and will broadcast nationally on ESPiNU. So for those of you outside the OK area, this is one of the few chances you'll have to watch the women on a national broadcast this year so make sure you're tuned in Sunday afternoon. After all, it might be the best chance you have all year to see an OU basketball team win a game (sorry men, that was a low blow I admit).