The Women’s Wheel Returns to Court at SMU on Tuesday

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Tuesday, Nov. 30 / 7:00 p.m. CT / Colosseum / Dallas, Texas

NORMAN – Oklahoma returned to the woods on Tuesday at SMU after taking a 2-1 lead in the Women’s 4 Atlantis during the Thanksgiving break. Tuesday’s match will be broadcast on ESPN+ starring John Liddle and Stephen Howard. Brian Brinkley will cover radio stations on the Radio Network Sooner, starting 30 minutes before kick-off.

Oklahoma (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) is having its best start in five seasons, and Tuesday’s win would mark its best start since 2015, when the team won 9-1 to open the league. year.


  • Oklahoma entered Tuesday’s game after a successful trip to The Bahamas, where they beat Buffalo and Minnesota by 21 points and 19 points respectively, and led the group-No. 9 Oregon for most of the game before the 98-93 defeat. The Sooners lead the league scoring 91.3 points per game, sinking 40 3-pointers on the field.

  • Under the guidance of the head coach Jennie Baranczyk, the Sooners’ strong attack is one of the best in the country. OU’s 87.7 points per game ranked fourth nationally as the Sooners delivered the nation’s best 20.7 assists per game. In addition, Oklahoma’s 10.8 3 points achieved each contest placed seventh in the nation as Taylor Robertson 31 goals is the most in Division I. OU is the only school in the country to have three players in the national top 100 in points per game with Taylor Robertson (19.0), Ana Llanusa (17.0) and Madi Williams (17,0).

  • The Sooners and Mustangs have met 13 times since their first meeting in 1992. OU is currently on a four-game winning streak with the most recent match leading to a 77-61 win in Dallas in 2018. The Sooners are four. -3 before SMU. in Dallas, winning their last two meetings.

  • OU’s 5-1 start to the season was its best start since the 2016-17 campaign as the Sooners opened the scoring 5-0 before beating 17th-placed Kentucky and Oral Roberts head-to-head games. That year’s team, led by Sherri Coale, finished the season 23-10 and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Jennie Baranczyk was the first coach in OU women’s basketball history to win five of their first six games as head coach of the Sooners.

  • With the announcement that the NCAA Women’s Tournament will expand to 68 teams, ESPN released an updated bulletin on November 17. The Sooners have moved up one place to the 10th seed in the Spokane region. A staple of the post-season NCAA, Oklahoma has appeared in 21 NCAA Tournaments, including 19 since the turn of the century. The Sooners’ 21 appearances in the tournament are the second-most in the Big 12 Conference and concurrently ranked 23rd in NCAA history.


Tuesday night’s road trip was the Sooners’ final conference air game of the season as the team returns to Norman for the next five games, starting with Mississippi State on Saturday in Norman. The Bulldogs (5-1) go to Norman in the annual Big 12/SEC Competition as the two teams will play each other for the second time. The game is scheduled to start at 2pm at Lloyd Noble Center. The Women’s Wheel Returns to Court at SMU on Tuesday

Huynh Nguyen

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