Oklahoma Weekly Sports Notes -- Nov. 10

Some notes on other University of Oklahoma sports...


LAST WEEK: Preseason No. 4 Oklahoma dismantled Division II Western State College of Colorado, 132-36, in its exhibition opener Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.  Seven Sooners scored in double figures as junior Nyeshia Stevenson led the game with 20 points.

THIS WEEK: OU completes its exhibition slate against Oklahoma Christian Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., before hosting UC-Riverside in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m.  Both games are at the Lloyd Noble Center.

NOTES: Oklahoma's No. 4 preseason ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 matches its second best start ... The Sooners were also No. 4 to begin the 2001-02 season when they finished as national runners-up … Senior Courtney Paris was named to the Wade Trophy and Wooden Award preseason watch lists for a third consecutive season.

PROMOTIONS: First 200 OU students receive free popcorn and soda coupon, courtesy of Aramark. (http://www.soonersports.com/promos/womens_basketball.html)

WEB: http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/110608aaa.html



LAST WEEK: The Sooners posted 90-43 and 94-39 respective exhibition wins over Oklahoma Panhandle State and Cameron on Wednesday and Saturday.  OU shot a combined .522 from the field and posted a 46.5-26.0 rebounding advantage over its opponents while holding them to .313 shooting.  Sophomore preseason All-American Blake Griffin led the Sooners in scoring in both contests with 22 and 17 points.  He averaged 19.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 blocks in 25.5 minutes a game.  Freshman Willie Warren averaged 15.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 23.0 minutes an outing while sophomore Cade Davis averaged 13.0 points in 19.0 minutes.

THIS WEEK: Jeff Capel begins his third season as OU head coach when his Sooners host American on Friday at 7 p.m.  American is the defending Patriot League champion and participated in last year's NCAA Tournament.  It was also picked No. 1 in this year's Patriot League preseason poll.

NOTES: Blake Griffin was a perfect 16-for-16 from the field in OU's two exhibition victories last week ... Cade Davis was 4-for-7 from 3-point range in each of the Sooners' two exhibition wins (.571) ... The Sooners went 17-for-52 (.327) from the new extended 3-point line (20' 9") ... OU registered 18 blocked shots in its two  exhibition wins while its opponents recorded one.




LAST WEEK: The Sooners concluded their 2008 fall season Sunday at the San Diego State University Fall Classic II.  Senior Brittany Baldy advanced to the Singles Flight C Championship but was defeated by Sierra Ellison of SDSU.  Two Sooner newcomers, Kristina Radan and Peta Maree Lancaster, advanced to the Doubles Flight B Championship but fell to Sujica and Kevey of San Diego.  Another OU pair, Marie Huet and Maria Kalashnikova, captured the Doubles Flight A Consolation title after defeating Xu and Ardies from the University of Washington; 8-5.

NOTES: Senior Brittany Baldy advanced to her first career championship match Sunday. This was also the first time any Sooner advanced to play in a singles championship match in the 2008 fall season. 




LAST WEEK:  Oklahoma fell to 15th-ranked Kansas State Wednesday evening, 3-1, and to Missouri on Sunday, 3-0.

THIS WEEK: Oklahoma hosts Kansas Wednesday at 7 p.m., before an open date this weekend.

NOTES: Junior Bridget Laplante recorded her seventh double-double of the season against the Wildcats and freshman Brianne Barker had her 13th and 14th double-doubles of the year.

PROMOTIONS: The Sooners host Faculty and Staff Night Wednesday and the first 250 fans in attendance receive an OU volleyball mouse pad.

WEB:  http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/110508aaa.html (K-State)

           http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/110908aab.html (Missouri)





LAST WEEK:  The University of Oklahoma wrestling team won its 10th straight team title at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic in Brockport, N.Y., last weekend. Additionally, two Sooners claimed individual titles.  Zack Bailey at 141 pounds and Eric Lapotsky at 197 pounds each went 4-0 on the day on their way to first place finishes. 


THIS WEEK:  The Sooners open dual season at home this Thursday, Nov. 13, versus Central Oklahoma at 7 p.m., at the Howard McCasland Field House


NOTES:  The Sooners topped an impressive field of eight at Brockport, including No. 15 Edinboro and No. 18 Central Michigan ... Junior Eric Lapotsky, a transfer from Bucknell, recorded three pins ... Redshirt sophomore Bailey, who led the team last season in overall wins and tournament victories, won his second straight individual title at Brockport ... Head coach Jack Spates, now in his 16th season, has coached Oklahoma to 13 straight season-opening dual victories. 


PROMOTIONS:  Fans can enjoy 50 cent hot dogs and drinks on Thursday night versus Central Oklahoma.  Additionally, the first 250 fans will receive an OU wrestling schedule rally towel.


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