COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Creating a monster: If the Sooners beat the Bruins today, they will have slain a dragon they at least played a role in creating.
That was made clear when UCLA coach Cori Close talked about how huge her squad’s 86-80 Lloyd Noble Center victory was not even in retrospect, but in real time, too.
“It was a major turning point for us,” she said. “We had seven new players, it was a brand new year, we had not established our confidence at all, we were not in the top 25 … But I remember walking behind the players out to the bus and listing to their talk. I leaned over to one of my assistants and said, ‘This is a formidable day.”
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