Big 12 happenings

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STRUGGLES

Statistics thru Dec 4, 2018

.. Leads the Big 12 in free-throw attempts (173)
.. Last in free-throw makes, shooting 54.3%
.. Committing a league-high 22.9 turnovers per game
.. 7 freshmen & 2 sophomores have committed 142 of OU's 160 giveaways
.. Opponents averaging nearly 10 3-pointers (defensive last in the Big 12)
.. Opponents shooting 42% from the field (defensive last in the Big 12)
.. Nov 15 was last home game
.. 5 straight losses: USouth Florida, UAB, Clemson, New Mexico & Auburn
.. 1998 was last time 5 straight games lost
.. 1998 was Sherri Coale's 2nd season as OU head coach
.. SO Ana Llanusa cleared to begin shooting this week following recent foot surgery
.. Coale hopes Llanusa can return by conference play

HC SHERRI COALE quotes

Coale thinks players are battling mental overload.
"We get a big score at New Mexico and we don't sprint back in defensive transition. They get an immediate layup. [Lapses] seem to come really critically. We're doing some good things. Auburn made 13 3s. That's the most they've ever made. Were a few of them open? Yeah. About 4-5 of them were hand-in-face."

"[The free-throw line] is really the only point in the game you get to stop for a second, so all that information is whirling around. They're going to get on top of that. Don't know when, but it'll happen. Once they get on top of that and are able to silence on that they'll make free throw."

"The turnovers are very much unforced errors, so it's either being tight or being in the previous play or the next play. You get overload."

Guard SHAINA PELLINGTON quotes

"We don't want anyone to think for a second that we take this lightly. It hurts us, you know. We all worked hard during the summer. I know it hurts me for sure, but it's having the mental toughness to know this is not going to be the end."

"We know it's going to end. It's just keeping in your mind this is not going to be our story the rest of the season, knowing this will end. Some of us struggle with that. We're very hard on ourselves. We don't take losses lightly."

OU projected starters for Central Arkansas on Dec 5
FR Taylor Robertson 5-7 G 19.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg
FR Tatum Veitenheimer 5-8 G 6.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg
FR Madi Williams 6-0 G/ F 13.6 ppg, 11.1 rpg
SO Shaina Pellington 5-7 G 16.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg
SO Mandy Simpson 6-1 F 7.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg

- Edits from a Norman Transcript article by Tyler Palmateer, 4 Dec 2018
slimecap
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Wednesday, Dec 5

Iowa State 70 @ Iowa 73 Cy-Hawk Series
https://cyclones.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-cyclones-fall-late-at-no-16-iowa-73-70.aspx

Kansas 52 @ Nebraska 58
https://kuathletics.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-kansas-falls-to-nebraska-58-52.aspx

Lamar 55 @ Kansas State 73
https://www.kstatesports.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-k-state-locks-up-lamar-for-fifth-straight-home-win.aspx

Central Arkansas 52 @ Oklahoma 65
http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=211783057
bowdedg
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slimecap said:

Wednesday, Dec 5

Iowa State 70 @ Iowa 73 Cy-Hawk Series
https://cyclones.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-cyclones-fall-late-at-no-16-iowa-73-70.aspx

Kansas 52 @ Nebraska 58
https://kuathletics.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-kansas-falls-to-nebraska-58-52.aspx

Lamar 55 @ Kansas State 73
https://www.kstatesports.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-k-state-locks-up-lamar-for-fifth-straight-home-win.aspx

Central Arkansas 52 @ Oklahoma 65
http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=211783057

Thanks Slime for all the updates! Hope you have a great holiday.
Pale Rider
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bowdedg said:

slimecap said:

Wednesday, Dec 5

Iowa State 70 @ Iowa 73 Cy-Hawk Series
https://cyclones.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-cyclones-fall-late-at-no-16-iowa-73-70.aspx

Kansas 52 @ Nebraska 58
https://kuathletics.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-kansas-falls-to-nebraska-58-52.aspx

Lamar 55 @ Kansas State 73
https://www.kstatesports.com/news/2018/12/5/womens-basketball-k-state-locks-up-lamar-for-fifth-straight-home-win.aspx

Central Arkansas 52 @ Oklahoma 65
http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=211783057

Thanks Slime for all the updates! Hope you have a great holiday.

Ditto for me too.
Malbec
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Watched the second half. The are very unathletic to say the least. I don't know if unathletic is really a word, but if it is an actual word, the Oklahoma women's basketball team is the definition.
slimecap
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Pale Rider said:

bowdedg said:

Thanks Slime for all the updates! Hope you have a great holiday.
Ditto for me too.

Appreciate the kind words very much!
After the last 2 grueling months, I am anticipating the Christmas holiday period for some much-needed rest. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
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Saturday, Dec 8

Kansas State 53 @ Little Rock 47
https://www.kstatesports.com/news/2018/12/8/womens-basketball-big-first-quarter-sends-k-state-to-fourth-straight-win.aspx

Houston Baptist 44 @ Oklahoma State 77
https://okstate.com/news/2018/12/8/womens-basketball-cowgirls-surge-past-houston-baptist-77-44.aspx

Montana State 49 @ TCU 71
https://gofrogs.com/news/2018/12/8/womens-basketball-moore-powers-tcu-to-win-over-montana-state.aspx

West Virginia 77 @ Pittsburgh 43 Backyard Brawl
https://wvusports.com/news/2018/12/8/womens-basketball-wvu-rolls-past-pitt-in-backyard-brawl.aspx
Pale Rider
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Hah, not much of a brawl at all in Pittsburgh. More like a thrashing.
The Old BEAR
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Who is this slimecap? Seems to have a lot of WBB information.
Pale Rider
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Doug said:

Who is this slimecap? Seems to have a lot of WBB information.

I hope you are joking.
She's the best source for news and events related to all things pertaining to Women's basketball.
The Old BEAR
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Pale Rider said:

Doug said:

Who is this slimecap? Seems to have a lot of WBB information.

I hope you are joking.
She's the best source for news and events related to all things pertaining to Women's basketball.
Where does this slimecap reside?
I don't think I have ever met this woman.
Pale Rider
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Doug said:

Pale Rider said:

Doug said:

Who is this slimecap? Seems to have a lot of WBB information.

I hope you are joking.
She's the best source for news and events related to all things pertaining to Women's basketball.
Where does this slimecap reside?
I don't think I have ever met this woman.

She's everywhere.
zt1014
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Slimecap is one of the most reliable posters on here.
slimecap
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Pale Rider said:

Doug said:

Where does this slimecap reside?
She's everywhere.

Hi Brother Pale Rider,
Thank you for giving me a big smile.
Your "everywhere" comment reminded me of one of my favorite movie scenes:


hitmanmw
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Anyone see that UT/Tenn game??? Texas looks about as un-athletic as I've ever seen them.
Chibears2
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Have it DVR'd. About to but it on and bake Christmas cookies. Interested to see what you're seeing.
bearbone11
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If that Texas team shows up against us we will beat them by 20+ easily. I feel like Aston's coaching is regressing. I saw no team ball and just abysmal defense.
zt1014
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It was rough. Just no discipline or game plan.

Hopefully Joyner will help them.
Florda_mike
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bearbone11 said:

If that Texas team shows up against us we will beat them by 20+ easily. I feel like Aston's coaching is regressing. I saw no team ball and just abysmal defense.


They've lost 2 starters for season I think
zt1014
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Who was the 2nd starter? Holmes played Sunday. She will have to used next few weeks getting back into game shape.
Florda_mike
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zt1014 said:

Who was the 2nd starter? Holmes played Sunday. She will have to used next few weeks getting back into game shape.


Oh

Thought Joyner done too

zt1014
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No she was only out temporarily. She had her first game back against Tennessee. Can't really say anything negative about her yet. Once we see her in conference then we can see the progress. Hopefully she will help them find some success.
slimecap
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Nov 26, 2018
"Senior Texas player Lashann Higgs suffered a season-ending injury in the Longhorns' game against Quinnipiac on Friday in Estero, Fla. Higgs tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. Prior to the injury, Higgs averaged 16.3 points through three games. She posted a season-high of 20 points in a 64-54 win over North Texas."
- Texas WBB website

Aug 4, 2018
Although she has never played a game as a Longhorn, freshman 6-7 center Sedona Prince broke her right tibia and fibula during a game against Puerto Rico last August while playing for USA U18. She is out for the season. HoopGurlz ranked her #8.
- Excerpted from article information by Rick Cantu in Austin American-Statesman
slimecap
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zt1014 said:

Slimecap is one of the most reliable posters on here.
Hi zt1014, Thank you very much !
Florda_mike
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slimecap said:

Nov 26, 2018
"Senior Texas player Lashann Higgs suffered a season-ending injury in the Longhorns' game against Quinnipiac on Friday in Estero, Fla. Higgs tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. Prior to the injury, Higgs averaged 16.3 points through three games. She posted a season-high of 20 points in a 64-54 win over North Texas."
- Texas WBB website

Aug 4, 2018
Although she has never played a game as a Longhorn, freshman 6-7 center Sedona Prince broke her right tibia and fibula during a game against Puerto Rico last August while playing for USA U18. She is out for the season. HoopGurlz ranked her #8.
- Excerpted from article information by Rick Cantu in Austin American-Statesman



Thanks slimecap

So I wasn't hallucinating? Haha at least not on this?

In all seriousness, was Prince a potential starter?

Thanks
gone to Tickfaw
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Joyner was proud of her pink nails though.
LOTRADER
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Hi Slimecap, we haven't met, but I am one of the few Oregon State University followers who occasionally post here. Curious if you are following teams in the PAC-12, and if you have any views on the contenders for the PAC-12 title this season? LOTRADER
Polarbear
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Had they remained healthy, Longhorns starters most likely would have been:

PG - Jr Sug Sutton - healthy, playing quality minutes
SG - Sr Lashann Higgs - torn ACL, out for season
SG/SF - GS Danni Williams - healthy, playing quality minutes
PF - Jr Joyner Holmes - out while rehabbing ankle surgery, expected to return soon (January?)
P - Sr Jatarie White - healthy, playing quality minutes

That is a solid starting group, likely a Top 10 team, with plenty of talent off the bench which included the Fr Sedona Prince. Unfortunately, they lost Higgs and Prince for the entire season, and lost Joyner for the first several weeks of the season. Back in the spring, they lost Rellah Boothe and Jordan Hosey to transfer, and just a month ago they lost Chasity Patterson to transfer. Gives an opportunity for valuable experience for some of the younger players, but right now they're at only 10 healthy players; will be 11 when Holmes returns.
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Holmes has returned as of the Tenn game.
slimecap
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RETURN OF JOYNER HOLMES

Dec 9, 2018

"[Against Tennessee,] Junior guard/forward Joyner Holmes made her season debut after missing time due to an ankle injury sustained on October 8. Holmes chipped in 2 points and 3 rebounds in 11 minutes of action."

- Texas WBB website

slimecap
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Sunday, Dec 9

North Dakota 35 @ Iowa State 87
https://cyclones.com/news/2018/12/9/womens-basketball-iowa-state-returns-to-win-column-defeats-und-87-35.aspx

Grambling State 45 @ Kansas 76
https://kuathletics.com/news/2018/12/9/womens-basketball-kansas-defense-holds-down-tigers.aspx

DePaul 87 @ Oklahoma 76
http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=211783296

Tennessee 88 @ Texas 82
https://texassports.com/news/2018/12/9/no-12-12-womens-basketball-falls-to-no-9-9-tennessee.aspx
The Old BEAR
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Nice comments here about this slimecap.
Her quality reporting reminds me of the Old BEAR.
No poster ever was more "spot on" than BaylorFan's most famous poster.
Malbec
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Don't confuse "famous" with its black sheep cousin 'infamous."
Pale Rider
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Doug said:

Nice comments here about this slimecap.
Her quality reporting reminds me of the Old BEAR.
No poster ever was more "spot on" than BaylorFan's most famous poster.

I remember that old goober. He would always post in bold font and the third person.
The Old BEAR
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Malbec said:

Don't confuse "famous" with its black sheep cousin 'infamous."
Nonsense.
Do you actually think this site could have survived without the old BEAR?
Many sites have come and gone....
The Old BEAR made this site a fixture. A page should be named after him.
What other poster ever garnered 1300 replies in a single day?

What was that saying....
"The Man that BaylorFans LOVE to HATE."
 
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