Why defense is the difference in Oklahoma women getting off NCAA bubble

The idea of defensive threshold, or how much space a player should afford an offensive opponent, was somewhat foreign to Ana Llanusa in high school.

The former Choctaw star says she frequently guarded the opposing team’s worst player, as a means of protection. Llanusa’s fouls often came on the offensive end and she couldn’t afford any more.

But as an Oklahoma freshman? She