WBB: Sooners Down Longhorns, 64-63

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 8:23 AM
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Morgan Hook nearly amassed a triple-double, leading Oklahoma Women's Basketball team to a much needed win over Texas in the Sooners’ Pack the Place Pink game Wednesday night.

Hook totaled 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists -- all team highs -- but her final three points were the most important as Oklahoma (16-11, 7-7 Big 12) defeated Texas (17-9, 8-6) 64-63.

“Morgan’s will, we just attached ourselves to Morgan’s will. We really did,” OU head coach Sherri Coale said. “She almost had a triple-double and just made tough play after tough play. When you’re a point guard with nine rebounds, that’s ‘want to.’ That’s what that is.

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“She was not going to be denied this win.”

Oklahoma and Texas tied five times in the final six minutes before Hook pulled the Sooners even a final time on a layup with 17.4 seconds to play. There were 12 lead changes throughout the game.

Chassidy Fussell missed a layup on Texas' next offensive possession and then Hook drove the length of the court and drew contact with 6-foot-7 center Imani McGee-Stafford to reach the free throw line with 4.0 seconds on the clock.

“I knew I had to create a different way of trying to get to the rim and get a foul or get it over her,” Hook said, “instead of just going with a normal left-handed layup, when I saw that she was on me, I knew I was going to have to create a different way.”

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Stat Comparison
Category Texas Oklahoma
Points 63 64
FG-A 22-55 22-57
FG% 40.0 38.6
3FG-A 5-17 4-13
3FG% 29.4 30.8
FT-A 14-22 16-25
FT% 63.6 64.0
Rebounds 44 37
Assists 11 10
Turnovers 15 10
Blocks 8 0
Steals 4 8
Inidividual Leaders
Category Texas Oklahoma
Points Enemkpali - 17 Hook - 15
Rebounds Two Players - 8 Hook - 9
Assists Sanders - 7 Hook - 8
Steals Four Players - 1 Two Players - 2
Blocks McGee-Stafford - 7 None

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