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Women's Hoops Hosts TCU Wednesday

No. 21 Oklahoma (15-4, 5-2) hosts TCU (7-11, 0-7) at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

• Chad McKee (play-by-play) and Billy Tubbs (analyst) have the call with Jessica Coody reporting from the sideline on SoonerSports TV’s broadcast distributed on FS Southwest and FCS Central.

• The radio broadcast with Brian Brinkley on play-by-play and Colton Coale as color analyst will air on KREF 1400 AM and KOKC 1520 AM in the Oklahoma City metro area.

• A replay of the game will be available to watch online at following its live broadcast.


• Oklahoma and TCU are meeting for the 17th time.

• Oklahoma leads the overall series 13-3 and holds an 8-0 advantage over the Horned Frogs in games played in Norman.

• OU won last year in Norman 82-54 on Dec. 28, 2011, and again earlier this season, 85-79 on Jan. 9 in Fort Worth, in the first meeting of the two teams as Big 12 members.

• Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale is 372-172 (.684) in her 17th season. She has been the Big 12 Coach of the Year four times.

• Jeff Mittie is 282-151 (.651) in his 14th season as head coach at TCU and 434-210 (.674) in his 21st year overall.


• Oklahoma visits West Virginia for the first time on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 in Morgantown, W. Va.

• The game will be televised on FSN at 12 p.m. Central.


Of Oklahoma’s 15 wins, 14 have a common thread -- the Sooner defense held its opponent to 40 percent or lower field goal shooting. The Sooners won at TCU 85-79 when the Horned Frogs shot 44.6 percent.

In OU’s victories, opponents have averaged 33.3 percent from the field. In OU’s three losses, opponents have connected on an average of 48.0 percent of their shots.


On average, Oklahoma outscores opponents 35-29 in first periods, holding to 36.8 percent field goal shooting and 26.2 percent 3-point shooting in first halves.

The early advantage is important as OU is 11-0 when leading at halftime and 4-4 when trailing.

The Sooners have held opponents to 25 or fewer first-half points in seven games and 30 or fewer in 11 games.


Oklahoma displays one of the nation’s most productive offenses. The Sooners rank in the NCAA’s top 25 in scoring, 3-point field goals per game and 3-point percentage.

Most notable is the Sooners’ 3-point shooting proficiency. With 8.3 makes per game, Oklahoma is on pace to reach its team record (251 made in 2010-11) by the end of the regular season.

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Junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg is one of the nation’s top 3-point shooters, and is using the shot most effectively at this point of her career. Ellenberg leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goals per game (3.7) and 3-point field goal shooting (.461),and ranks second and fifth, respectively, in the NCAA in those categories.

Nearly 54 percent of Ellenberg’s attempts come from 3-point range, a 12 percent rise over the 42 percent she shot as a sophomore. Ellenberg took 46 percent of her attempts from beyond the arc when she set Oklahoma’s single-season record for 3-pointers (94) as a freshman.

Despite the additional attempts from deep range, Ellenberg’s 3-point percentage is nine percent better than last year’s .368.


Ellenberg, a 5-7 shooting guard, has five blocks in her last six games. In the 82 career games prior, she totaled only three.


Oklahoma and Texas are meeting for the 17th time. The Sooners have won 13 of the previous meetings and are 8-0 in Norman against TCU.


OU point guard Morgan Hook has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in 10 straight games (61 assists to 30 turnovers). Hook has not counted more turnovers than assists since a two-assist, three-turnover performance against North Texas on Dec. 6.


Since returning to the starting lineup full time in the last 10 games, McFarland averages 11.2 points and 10.2 rebounds and has double-doubles in four of seven Big 12 games, which leads the league.


Current Sooners are ascending several Oklahoma career statistical categories. Ellenberg is nearing a position as one of Oklahoma’s top 10 career scoring leaders. With 1,468 career points, the junior guard is just 44 shy of passing No. 10 Angi Guffy, who scored 1,511 between 1992-95.


Coverage of the University of Oklahoma women's basketball team will reach a record number of viewers this season as Sooner Sports TV powered by FOX Sports will broadcast at least 16 games on its network.

All of Oklahoma's home games will be televised during the 2012-13 season. Games not selected for a national broadcast on FOX Sports Net or ESPN2 will be produced by Sooner Sports TV for broadcast on FS Southwest, FS Oklahoma or FOX College Sports.

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