Looking at UConn's schedule, it's hard to argue this isn't the biggest game of the season, rivaling games at North Carolina and home/away with Rutgers. At the very least, it's the biggest game of the first two-and-a half months of the season.
All the talk - even from me - is on the Tina Charles vs. Courtney Paris battle.
That's compleling basketball, but the game will come down to the smaller players. That means Danielle Robinson and Amanda Thompson for Oklahoma, even Carlee Roethlisberger. For UConn, Maya Moore, Renee Montgomery and Kalana Greene. If the game proves to rest on the inexperienced shoulders of freshmen Caroline Doty or Tiffany Hayes, the Huskies will be in trouble. Of course, I say that and one of them goes off for 20 points and stellar defense.
If Charles gets into foul trouble, which I suspect will happen early, UConn will go small and force Oklahoma to run with them. That's not a good idea becaise the plodding Paris sisters will barely reach mid court by the time the play ends.
The guess here is Moore and Montgomery are too much for the Sooners and UConn wins by 15.