Women's Hoops Hosts SFA

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 07, 2010

Dec. 7, 2010

  Carlee Roethlisberger
 Stephen F. Austin (1-6) vs. No. 11/13 Oklahoma (7-1)
 Date  Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 | 7:07 p.m
 Location  Norman, Okla. | Lloyd Noble Center | Seating Views
 Tickets  $5, $8 and $15; Free to OU students with valid OU I.D.
 OU Athletics Ticket Office


 Radio  Sooner Radio Network 
 KOKC 1520 AM in Oklahoma City
 Webcast  SoonerSports.com All-Access
 Live Stats  SoonerSports.com GameTracker
 Game Info  Game Notes (PDF)

• Oklahoma returns to the Lloyd Noble Center to host Stephen F. Austin Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.
• The game will be broadcast locally on KOKC 1520 AM with Brian Brinkley calling play-by-play. A live webcast will be available on SoonerSports.com All-Access.

The Teams
• Oklahoma is ranked No. 11 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and No. 13 in the Associated Press Poll.
• Stephen F. Austin is not ranked.
• Though the overall series is tied, Oklahoma has won the last four meetings with Stephen F. Austin. SFA's last win against the Sooners was in the opener of the 1997-98 season, Sherri Coale's second year as head coach.

The Coaches
• Sherri Coale is 320-144 (.690) in her 15th season at Oklahoma. She has been the Big 12 Coach of the Year four times.
• Brandon Schneider is 1-6 in his first season as head coach at Stephen F. Austin. He is the second most wins all-time in NCAA Division II history, having compiled a 306-72 record and 2010 National Championship at Emporia State.

Tickets for Sooner Women's Basketball
• OU Season Tickets are available for as low as $140. Tickets may be purchased online at SoonerSports.com or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-456-GoOU.
• Single-game tickets went on sale to the general public Nov. 19. Prices are $15 for reserved seating, $8 for general admission adults and $5 for general admission youths and senior citizens. OU students receive free admission with a valid ID.
Student Attendance Challenge: First 100 OU students receive coupon good for one free Coke and hot dog.

 Stephen F. Austin Projected Starters
 2010-11 Statistics
 Courtney Conwright
 6.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg
 Tammara Marion
 18.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg
 Decreasha Goodner
 9.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg
 Jordan Ford
 9.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg
 Chantol Drennan
 9.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg

 Oklahoma Projected Starters
 2010-11 Statistics
 Danielle Robinson
 19.1 ppg, 6.1 apg
 Aaryn Ellenberg
 18.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg
 Jasmine Hartman
 4.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg
 Carlee Roethlisberger
 6.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg
 Joanna McFarland
 8.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg

The Sooners enter 2010-11 following back-to-back trips to the Final Four. OU returns eight letterwinners from the squad, including three starters, and introduces six newcomers. Oklahoma was picked by the league's coaches to finish third in the Big 12 Conference this season.

Preseason All-American Danielle Robinson leads the team after a standout junior season in which she averaged 16.8 points and 5.3 assists.

Redshirt sophomore Whitney Hand, who suffered an ACL injury five games into the 2009-10 season is expected back on court in January 2011.

The Sooners introduce six newcomers, including high school All-Americans Aaryn Ellenberg and Nicole Griffin.

In the Polls
The Sooners are No. 11 in both the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and No. 13 in the Associated Press Poll this week.

Oklahoma has remained in the Top 25 of both polls since the beginning of 2005-06 season, a total of 98 weeks in the AP poll and 95 in the coaches' (including preseason polls).

Oklahoma highest ranking in either poll is No. 2, which it was ranked following the 2002 season and for a few weeks in 2008-09. The Sooners ended the past two seasons at No. 4 and No. 3.

Team Votes Captains for 2010-11
Redshirt-sophomore Whitney Hand and seniors Danielle Robinson and Carlee Roethlisberger are co-captains of the Sooners this season. The captains were voted by their teammates.

D-Rob's Preseason Honors
Senior guard Danielle Robinson has been touted as the game's top point guard this season, and the watch lists have given notice as she appears as a candidate for virtually every award.

• Preseason Associated Press All-America First Team
• Preseason Wooden Award Watch List
• Preseason Wade Trophy Watch List
• Preseason Naismith Trophy Watch List
• Preseason All-Big 12 First Team
• Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate

 Sooner to Watch 

Aaryn Ellenberg | Fr. | Guard
Following a 34-point performance against Ohio State, Ellenberg has a chance to do something Wednesday night that has never before been accomplished by a Sooner. The Las Vegas, Nev., native has made at least two 3-pointers in eight straight games, sharing the OU record with two others. Two 3's against Stephen F. Austin will break the tie.


Stephen F. Austin visits Norman in the second of a four-game road trip following a loss to Texas Southern by one point last Saturday in Houston and are 1-6 this season.

Junior guard Tammara Marion scored a career-best 32 points against Texas Southern, but the Ladyjacks were hindered by a season-high 24 turnovers and could not hold onto a three-point lead late in the game.

Marion is the team's leading scorer, averaging 18.6 points, and seniors Decreasha Goodner, Jordan Ford and Chantol Drennan each add 9.0 per game.

The Ladyjacks and Sooners have shared a common opponent in Texas-Pan American. SFA defeated UTPA, 96-67, and Oklahoma posted a 116-66 victory over UTPA.

SFA may be challenged by OU's perimeter shooting as the Ladyjacks have only faced about 11 3-point attempts per game while the Sooners are converting more than eight on average.

Ellenberg Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Aaryn Ellenberg averaged 23 points in two games last week and took over as the Big 12's freshman scoring leader.

The 5-7 guard scored a career-high and game-leading 34 points in OU's loss to Ohio State Sunday, Dec. 5, setting a Schottenstein Center facility record. Her total was two points shy of Courtney Paris' freshman scoring record.

Ellenberg scored 12 points and had three steals in a 94-45 rout of Sam Houston State Wednesday, Dec. 1.

`Vegas' Hits the Jackpot
Aaryn Ellenberg, a Las Vegas, Nev., native has made at least two 3-pointers each game, matching the longest streak of its kind by a Sooner. Carin Stites had eight straight games with two or more 3's during the 1990-91 season and the injured Whitney Hand has an active streak of eight games.

Ellenberg Rolls Doubles
Aaryn Ellenberg became the second Sooner freshman under Sherri Coale to reach double figure scoring in her first four college games. The other was Courtney Paris, whose consecutive double-figure scoring streak reached an NCAA record 120 games.

Ellenberg's eight-game double-figure scoring streak is the fourth longest on record for a Sooner's start of a career. Molly McGuire (1979-80) started with nine games and Barbara Johnson (1978-78) started with 17 games of double-digit scoring.

Non-Conference Success
Oklahoma is 7-1 against non-conference teams this season, 21-6 in the past two years combined, 37-9 in the past three, 48-12 in the past four and 61-13 in the past five.

The Sooners also have a 37-game home winning streak against unranked non-conference opponents with the last loss in Norman being to SMU, 71-68, on Dec. 21, 2002.

Fishing for Assists
Of Danielle Robinson's 49 assists, 23 (47 percent) have become Aaryn Ellenberg or Morgan Hook field goals. Against Ohio State, all eight of Robinson's assists were on OU 3-pointers, including all five scored by Ellenberg. Of Hook's 25 made field goals, 52 percent are Robinson-assisted.



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