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April 18, 2014

Sooners eager for title shot

NCAA championships begin today in Alabama

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NORMAN —

Of the 12 teams competing for the title, the Sooners have already faced six of them. They include Georgia, Florida, LSU, Alabama, Illinois, Michigan. OU has won against all of them except the top-ranked Gators.

“We’ve had a very difficult schedule this year,” Kindler said. “We’ve taken on some very tough competition and we’ve put ourselves in positions where we were on podium and where we were in quad meets, and really tried to create the kind of atmosphere that I know that they will have at the National Championship, and been very healthy this evening, which I’m really excited to say.”

But Brewer said the squad is more concerned about their own product instead of the competition.

“I think it will help us a lot having faced them,” Brewer said. “Yeah, we’ve seen them. But we want to focus on ourselves more than anyone else. For us to do great and be great, we need to support each and not focus on the outside things.”

The Sooners seem to be on a roll as they heads into the championships. They have posted three of the team’s top five scores this season over the course of the last four meets.

After coming close the last few seasons, Oklahoma hopes this is their year to end the season as the best in the nation.

“We just to have fun and keep doing what we’ve been doing in the gym,” Brewer said. “We’ve been practicing awesome. So our goal is to take what we’re practicing out on the floor and the results will come.”

Michael Kinney

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mkinney@normantranscript.com

 

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