Oklahoma respects No. 1 UConn, but eager for opportunity to challenge Huskies

NORMAN — Asked about playing top-ranked Connecticut in what equates to a road environment, Oklahoma guard Gabbi Ortiz offered a respectful answer praising UConn’s tradition and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to challenge it.

Freshman guard Ana Llanusa did the same.

“Ditto,” OU redshirt Gileysa Penzo deadpanned.

The women’s college basketball world usually identifies its top program in unison.

The No. 1 Huskies