Posted by Gilbert Sam on 8:23 AM
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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.
“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.”
/// SoonerSports PR
|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|
Categories: Oklahoma Basketball