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In front of a pink crowd, the Oklahoma womens basketball team ended their short skid Wednesday night.
The Sooners hosted a 17-win Texas club looking to complete the season sweep of Red River Womens Hoops. Morgan Hook, though, would not allow for the Longhorns to come out of Norman with a victory.
Hook—with a huge stat line of 15 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists–was nothing short of clutch in the final minutes of this ball game.
Oklahoma had went neck-and-neck with the Lady Horns the entire night, but they would not take the lead for good until four seconds left in the game.
Morgan Hook’s heroics began with a missed free throw from UT’s Chassidy Fussell. Hook took it to the other end of the floor, received a solid screen from Nicole Griffin, and was able to get a nice look at lay-up to tie the game at 63.
Dead even with less than a minute, Texas could not convert on the other end, a possession that ended with a hard collision.
Regardless it was Oklahoma ball, and on the same play, Hook drove to the basket and drew a foul. She sunk the first before a timeout, and then that’s when things got interesting.
Oklahoma held a one-point lead, but Hook missed the second free throw with four seconds left on the game clock. Texas was able to get the rebound, but the Horns were about a second late on a made lay-up that would have won the game for UT.
The excitement all came on OU’s Survivor Celebration Night that included special pink uniforms for the Sooners.
OU desperately needed this win to keep their tournament hopes alive, and they do get three bottom-half Big 12 teams in Kansas, TCU, and Texas Tech. However, they will travel to Big 12 leader Baylor, who boast a 23-3 record.
Oklahoma will first face the Kansas Jayhawks, though, this Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be carried by Sooner Sports TV.
The Sooner women, for now, celebrate the big win.
— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_WBBall) February 20, 2014