“I thought what they were really good at knowing, was where our shooters were on the floor,” TCU coach Jeff Mittie said. “I thought they did a great job of rushing Medley … They took our leading scorer out of the game. She really felt crowded.”
Still, the headline wasn’t defense, but the energy required to play it, even when things weren’t going so well on the offensive end.
“It is every single day and it is practice. Our practices have been great,” Hook said. “It all stems from practice and just being focused on energy and it coming from within and not having people drag it out of us.”
Hook played every minute of the second half and finished with 11 points, including 3-of-6 3-point shooting. Also, with her back on the floor, OU’s turnover totals dropped from 12 to five from first half to second half.
Mittie called it “the key to the game.”
Natalie Ventress led TCU with 14 points and five rebounds. Chelsea Prince added nine and a game-high 10 boards.
No masterpiece, but OU believes it made another important step forward.
“I thought the energy level for the entire 40 minutes was really, really good,” Coale said.
She’ll likely take that every time.
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