Oklahoma Women up one spot in latest ESPN basketball power rankings

The Oklahoma Sooners women’t basketball team is off to a 2-0 start with wins over Oral Roberts and SMU to start the season.

In their season opener, they weren’t as efficient from three as they would have liked to be, hitting just 31% from downtown. Against, SMU it was a different story. The Sooners shot 60% from three, hitting 14 of 23 attempts.

The Sooners are looking to build off their round of 32 appearance from a year ago. With their top three scorers from last year’s squad back and improved depth, the Oklahoma offense hasn’t missed a beat. They moved up one spot in ESPN’s latest power rankings.

Fifth-year senior Madi Williams is again leading a Sooners offense that we know will score a lot of points. Oklahoma has 23 3-pointers in two games; the Sooners averaged 9.3 treys per contest last season. Even though it is early, this is a big week for Oklahoma, which will match up against three teams that made the NCAA tournament last season, including back-to-back games in Utah. – M.A. Voepel, ESPN

Madi Williams is off to a hot start, averaging 22 points per game in 24.5 minutes per game in the first two games. Skylar Vann is averaging 15 points and 7.5 rebounds per game to start the season.

Head coach Jennie Baranczyk is going deep into her bench to start the season as 11 players are averaging at least 9.5 minutes per game through the first two games, with just four players more than 20 minutes a game.

This week, the Sooners go on the road to face the BYU Cougars. BYU is 0-2 to start the season with losses to Colorado State and Montana State. The Sooners then play at Utah tomorrow before returning home to face the UTA Mavericks on Nov. 20.

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