Lady Frogs to face tough Sooner offense

The Lady Frogs basketball team will travel to Norman, Okla. Saturday take on the No. 20 Oklahoma Sooners at 2:07 p.m.

TCU beat Fresno State at home Wednesday night 63-52 behind three players who scored in double figures, led by junior forward Helena Sverrisdottir’s 15-point effort.

The 2-0 Frogs have outscored their opponents 172-82 so far this season, but likely will not have as easy of a time against a Sooners defense that allows 64 points a game. The Oklahoma offense averages 79.5 points per game.

The Sooners, 1-1, lost their second game of the season to Georgia after beating Mercer in their opening game.

The Sooners are coming off the best season in program history, in which they won 32 games, the Big 12 regular season conference title and made a trip to the Final Four. Oklahoma returns eight players from last year’s team.

Sophomore guard Whitney Hand leads Oklahoma in scoring at 14.5 points per game. As a freshman, she averaged 9.2 points per game and started 33 contests on her way to earning Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors as well as All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

Preseason Wooden Award candidate Danielle Robinson and senior co-captain Amanda Thompson will also be a factor for Oklahoma. Thompson is a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and has averaged 12.5 points and 11 rebounds through two games.

Saturday’s game will be the 13th time the teams have met. The last meeting was in Nov. 2005, a game the Sooners won 77-63.

Oklahoma leads the all-time series 10-2 and has beat the Frogs in six chances at Norman’s Lloyd Noble Center.

After Saturday’s game the Sooners will travel to the Virgin Islands to play in a Thanksgiving week tournament, while the Frogs will host Texas Southern on Monday before traveling to the Bahamas for a pair of games.