“We just got really, really frustrated and then we panicked,” Coale said. “When you don’t have energy, there’s an abyss and in the abyss, tonight, grew panic from our team.”
The cure for panic? Taking the floor with energy, according to Coale, something OU didn’t do Monday.
“We weren’t being the aggressor at all,” Little said. “North Texas came out and punched it right at us.
Last year, the Sooners stomped the Mean Green 68-39. UNT has endured 9 straight losing season. This year, under first year coach Jalie Mitchell, a UNT Hall of Famer, they were picked to finish last in C-USA’s preseason. Well, they just beat Oklahoma.
We beat a very, very good team this afternoon, and I’m just proud of first of all our effort and our preparation,” UF coach Amanda Butler said. “We had a quick turnaround in coming off a disappointment (97-91 loss at Temple Friday), and I thought we showed a tremendous amount of maturity. I thought we had great leadership from our upperclassmen, and it meant a ton for our seniors to make sure that we got what we deserved tonight. I’m just really, really proud of that group to get this win for them. It was a significant game, and this is why we love college sports because of these type of rivalries.
Playing Connecticut is a lot like spending the day with seven or eight hungry polar bears.
Oh, the humanity.