Uncommon Impact

Tyler Pigg
By Tyler Pigg
Associate Director of Communications
JULY 10, 2017

With preparations already underway the 2017-18 season, there are plenty of reasons to lock in your seats at the Lloyd Noble Center for the upcoming year.

While there were plenty of great moments a year ago, don't miss one moment of the action this season. Fans can continue to renew their season tickets for another season of OU women's basketball or purchase new seats by making a deposit of $50. 

We give you five reasons why you can not miss out on this next season:

Most Experienced Trio in the Big 12

OU's trio of Maddie Manning, Gabbi Ortiz and Vionise Pierre-Louis have combined to score nearly 2,500 points and appeared in almost 300 games during their time as Sooners. Manning enjoyed her best season a year ago, leading the Sooners in scoring with 12.6 points per game. Pierre-Louis was dominant in Big 12 play, averaging 14.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per contest. Ortiz found her groove against Big 12 foes, averaging 10 points, five rebounds and four assists a game.

Veteran returners Ijeoma Odimgbe, Gileysa Penzo and LaNesia Williams are also back for the Sooners in 2017-18.

Magic Moments at the LNC

You were there when Peyton Little buried Texas with a corner 3-pointer for the win. You stayed up all night to watch the Sooners rally against West Virginia in double overtime. You witnessed Maddie Manning's epic performance in thrilling home wins over Iowa State and Oklahoma State last season. You screamed as Gabbi Ortiz's trey at the buzzer helped OU clip K-State in overtime. Don't miss the next "Magic Moment" at the LNC.

What To Watch For

Tough Home Slate

Even though the Sooners have yet to release their 2017-18 schedule it's a good one. Seven teams who played in the NCAA Tournament will visit Lloyd Noble Center next season.

Vionise Pierre-Louis

Impact Freshmen Class

Oklahoma's freshmen class comes to Norman ready to make an immediate impact. Ana Llanusa and Mandy Simpson have impressed during the Sooners' summer workouts. Llanusa, a natural scorer from nearby Choctaw, Okla., comes to OU after leading Choctaw High School to the Class 6A State Tournament Championship, earning Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year honors and clamining the Oklahoman's Player of the Year Award.

Simpson, a fearless rebounder, averaged a double-double at Boise (Id.) High School and was a two-time first-team all-state pick. Pellington has spent the summer training with the Canadian U19 National Team and will represent her nation at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup starting in late July. She was ranked the No. 1 international point guard in the 2017 class by Prospect Nation.

Ranked No. 19 in "Way-Too-Early-Poll"

ESPNW's "Way-Too-Early" Top-25 rankings have Oklahoma at No. 19 heading into next season.

With the Sooners returning three starters and bringing in three talented freshmen, fans have a chance to make an impact by ordering their season tickets today.

Fans can renew their season tickets for Oklahoma women's basketball by calling the OU ticket office at (800) 456-4668 or click here.

For more information on Oklahoma women's basketball, follow the Sooners on Twitter (@OU_WBBall) or like Oklahoma Sooners Women's Basketball on Facebook.



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