The Norman Transcript

February 3, 2014

OU succumbs to Baylor

By Clay Horning
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The fans hated the officiating and it probably wasn’t very good on a night the Oklahoma women appeared to get homered in their own gym.

On the other hand, the Sooners fouled a slew of jump shooters in the first half and their two leading scorers, who had to know their foul situation, managed to wear out their welcome before even the first media timeout of the second half.

And it’s pretty hard to beat the nation’s seventh-ranked team when exhibiting so little discipline, and that was the biggest reason why Baylor walked out of Lloyd Noble Center with a victory Monday night.

The reason the Sooners only succumbed to the Lady Bears 81-67 is equally interesting.

Because freshman Gioya Carter played well as long as she could keep herself on the floor, and because the littlest Sooner of all, freshman T’ona Edwards, was even better, and because Morgan Hook played one of her best halfs after all the fouls had been called, OU actually outscored Baylor 32-28 over the last 16 minutes.

“The strangest game I’ve ever been a part of,” OU coach Sherri Coale said.