The Sooners were not expecting to lose to North Texas a couple of days ago in the Lloyd Noble Center. They probably weren't expecting to come out and beat BYU by 26 points just a couple of days later either. But that's exactly how it went this week for Sherri Coale's Sooners and they now sit at 2-1 on the season. Perhaps the Sooners football team inspired the women's basketball team, as losing to a bad opponent early seems to be really motivating to these college kids.
While I'm not sure Peyton Little and the Sooners can win out the rest of the year like the football team is on pace to do, maybe an early wake up call will help Oklahoma going forward in non-conference play. BYU is no pushover and it was really a dominant win from tip-off to the final whistle.
Oklahoma led by 15 at the half and four different Sooners scored in double figures and had twice as many assists than they did last game. The offense played smoothly the whole game and shared the ball a lot. Maddie Manning had an incredible game with 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. She also hit 60% of her three pointers and is 4/6 on the season now. As a team, the Sooners shot over 45% from the field and nearly 40% on three pointers. Oklahoma struggled from the free throw line and finished 8/16 but those misses didn't come until the game was all but over.
Their next game is at Bradley this upcoming Sunday in their first road test of the season. BYU fell to 1-1 after the loss to Oklahoma.