It's 45 minutes before game time, and Sherri Coale's full complement of players are out in pregame warmups for No. 16 Oklahoma.
Out on one side of the court, between the painted area and 3-point line, Lyndsey Cloman is wearing high heels and a dressy pink shirt, bouncing passes in to teammates along the lane. Kaylon Williams occupies the same spot on the opposite side, a medical boot protecting her left foot.
Near midcourt, team captain Whitney Hand is keeping an eye on the action, a brace stretching from thigh to ankle on her left leg.
None of them will play in this game or any other one the rest of this season for the Sooners, an unfortunate cluster of injuries dealing a 1-2 punch during training camp and then returning for another couple blows in an eight-day span shortly after Thanksgiving.
Yet Oklahoma is hardly down and out.
The Sooners (14-2) who are left are taking on heavier minutes, picking up the slack however they can while rolling out to a 4-0 start in the rugged B...