What to know as OU women open regular season against Belmont

Oklahoma has always had a “touch rule” under women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale.

That means slapping as many high-fives as possible between players and coaches.

“The more touches we make, the more connected we are,” Coale said.

That methodology was extended this season to team managers, staffers and others who help make practice possible. They’ve been drawn into focus with OU’s roster down