The Oklahoma women's basketball team ended their regular season on a high note by beating Texas Tech in Lubbock, 70-60. That win along with last Saturday's 31-point win against Iowa State gives the Sooners (20-9) much needed momentum heading into the Big 12 Tournament this weekend, where they will face fourth seeded Oklahoma State (21-8) as the fifth seed on Saturday. They'll play at 11:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, the first of four games that day. The winner of that game will likely face Baylor on Sunday in the quarterfinals.
Oklahoma was swept by in-state rival OSU this season, including a 73-42 loss in Stillwater which was by far the Sooners worst game of the season. As a team, they had 26 turnovers and just four assists in that game. They also lost in Norman, 71-69, but showed they were plenty capable of beating the Cowgirls.
Perhaps the Sooners can catch Oklahoma State looking ahead to Baylor, and shoot well like they have the past two games and upset their rival. They've averaged 74 points per game the past four games, which would of been enough to beat OSU in either of those Bedlam match ups.
Oklahoma City is the site for this year's Big 12 Tournament, which gives a slight advantage to the Sooners over Oklahoma State as far as fanbase goes at the tournament. But the Cowgirl fan base will likely be the second most popular at the tournament. You can expect both groups to cheer for the winner of OU/OSU against Baylor on Sunday.
It should be an interesting tournament, with four teams very capable of winning it all and a possible championship match up between Texas and Baylor, two of the best teams in women's basketball this season.