Sunday, February 23, 2014

WBB: Sooners Edge Kansas in Another Nailbiter

The Sooners claimed their second straight victory on a game-winning shot by Morgan Hook as the team's veterans rose to the challenge of playing without their leading scorer.

Oklahoma (17-11, 8-7 Big 12) moved into a tie for fourth in the Big 12 standings with a 64-61 win over Kansas (12-15, 5-10) Saturday night at the Lloyd Noble Center.

It was the Sooners' 18th win in the last 20 meetings with the Jayhawks.

Hook scored on an off-balance, desperation jumper with 26 seconds to play to seal the win.

“I was just trying to get to the rim again and she cut me off," Hook said. "I knew we needed one more basket to kind of seal the deal there. So, I just stuck my feet and focused, I guess, I don’t really think I was thinking anything else besides making the shot.”

Hook added two free throws at the end of the game for 15 points.

"Ironically, we finally won two in a row and we have done it with our leading scorer in street clothes on the sideline," OU head coach Sherri Coale said. "I think the guys who were left to compete in this tough situation in Vegas’ absence have grown exponentially. You can’t help but grow."

Sharane Campbell scored a game-high 22 points and added nine rebounds.

Campbell needed 14 points to become Oklahoma's 30th 1,000-point scorer all-time. The passed milestone made the Sooners just the second Big 12 team ever (Kansas State, 2003-04) with four 1,000-point scorers in its lineup. (More at SoonerSports)
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