|No. 20 Oklahoma at Fairfield | Wednesday, Dec. 18 | 6 p.m. CT|
|Radio|| KOKC 1520 AM/KREF 1400 AM
Brian Brinkley & Colton Coale
|Buy Tickets||OU Athletics Ticket Office | 1-800-456-4668|
|Live Stats|| Fairfield Athletics
|Pregame Info||Game Notes (PDF)|
• Oklahoma and Fairfield are meeting for the first time. The Stags are 5-3 and led by 6-2 senior forward Katie Cizynski, who averages 14.9 points and 6.9 rebounds.
• Sooners Sharane Campbell, Aaryn Ellenberg and Nicole Griffin are nearing career scoring benchmarks. Ellenberg, a senior, is 66 points shy of becoming Oklahoma’s seventh 2,000-point scorer. Griffin, a senior, and Campbell, a junior, are 120 and 202 points, respectively, from reaching 1,000.
• Oklahoma was voted the Big 12’s preseason favorite, earning five of 10 first-place votes by coaches. Aaryn Ellenberg was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team and is on watch lists for the Wade, Wooden and Naismith Awards.
• Oklahoma finished as the Preseason WNIT runner-up for the third straight time in four tournament appearances, falling to No. 5 Louisville 97-92 in OT.
• Senior Aaryn Ellenberg suffered a knee strain early in OU’s win over Maryland Eastern Shore (Dec. 15). Senior Morgan Hook suffered an ankle sprain late in OU’s win over Gonzaga on Nov. 17. Hook suffered a dislocated thumb (right hand) and missed the first exhibition game. Redshirt freshman Maddie Manning’s season ended a second-consecutive year with a torn ACL (left knee).
• The Sooners advanced to their 10th NCAA Regional Semifinal game, and sixth in the last eight seasons, with a 78-73 first-round win over Central Michigan and 85-72 second-round win over UCLA. OU competed in its 16th NCAA Tournament, and 14th consecutive, the nation’s seventh longest active streak and 13th longest in history. Oklahoma was a No. 6 seed for the third consecutive year. OU suffered season-ending injuries to four players, including three starters before conference play began in 2012-13. OU added two volleyball players to its roster at mid-semester. Still the Sooners advanced to their 10th Sweet 16 Appearance in program history, the ninth under Sherri Coale.
|Projected Starting Lineups|
5-10 | SR | Lowell, Ark.
5-5 | JR | Chestnut RIdge, N.Y.
5-7 | SR | Las Vegas, Nev.
5-10 | SR | Berlin. Conn.
5-9 | FR | Midwest City, Okla.
6-0 | SO | Tolland, Conn.
5-10 | JR | Spencer, Okla.
6-2 | SR | Southbury, Conn.
6-6 | SR | Milwaukee, Wis.
6-1 | SR | Watertown, Mass.