Women's basketball to paint place pink
Jeremy Dickie, The Oklahoma Daily
It’s been a good couple of outings for the OU women’s basketball team. Most recently, it beat Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. and dominated Oklahoma State in a Bedlam matchup.
Who will stand out against Iowa State on Thursday is anyone’s guess.
The key in the two previous victories has been in the lineup.
The thing that makes Oklahoma (18-5, 8-3 Big 12) so good is its ability to beat teams in so many different ways.
“To have all those threats, I mean it’s huge,” McFarland said. “If someone’s having an off night, we can make up for it.
“It’s hard for defenses to guard because if they don’t guard Nicole [Griffin] she’s going to have 20 or 30, you know? And if they don’t guard Aaryn [Ellenberg] she’s going to have 30.”
It’s something the Iowa State defense didn’t have much trouble with the last time these two teams met in January.
“We did not play like ourselves out there,” McFarland said of their last matchup. “We didn’t show a very good Oklahoma team, and I think that’s what we’re really going to work on, playing the way we know how.”
That may require Griffin to have another monster game.
“Especially since it’s our pink-out game, and we lost to [Iowa State] last time,” McFarland said. “So I’m hoping to play well again.”
Tonight’s game is OU’s annual Pack the Place Pink night to raise awareness about women’s cancers and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.