While the celebration will still be going on in Norman after Oklahoma’s destruction of Texas Tech in football on Saturday, the Sooners will be trying to win an early championship in women’s hoops today.
North Carolina comes to Lloyd Noble Center in Austin for the Preseason WNIT title game at 2 p.m. Central time Sunday. The event’s bracket worked out just as organizers had hoped it would. One former Tar Heel, though, might feel a little melancholy about this game: Erlana Larkins, who’s now with the New York Liberty, always hoped to play against OU’s Paris twins in her college career.
Instead, that matchup will have to wait until the Paris sisters head to the pro league.
With Larkins and LaToya Pringle both gone to the WNBA, the Tar Heels can’t realistically expect to have the post presence or rebounding prowess they have had in the last few years. But UNC really appears to now have a very strong perimeter game that will try to make up for whatever letdowns there might be from the interior.