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No. 16 Sooners piecing together winning streak despite cluster of serious injuries

  • Oklahoma's Morgan Hook (10) drives to the basket on a fast break as Texas Tech's Shauntal Nobles (33) watches during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney) LOCAL TV OUT (KFOR,KOCO,KWTV,KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN, NORMAN TRANSCRIPT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE, SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR THE JOURNAL RECORD OUT); TABLOIDS OUTThe Associated Press

  • TCU's Natalie Ventress, left, and Oklahoma forward Joanna McFarland watch for a rebound during an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis) MAGAZINES OUT (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUTThe Associated Press

  • Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg (3) drives to the basket guarded by Texas Tech's Casey Morris (15) during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney) LOCAL TV OUT (KFOR,KOCO,KWTV,KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN, NORMAN TRANSCRIPT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE, SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR THE JOURNAL RECORD OUT); TABLOIDS OUTThe Associated Press

  • TCU's Kamy Cole, left, stretches for a loose ball against Oklahoma guard Morgan Hook during an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis) MAGAZINES OUT (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUTThe Associated Press

Down four players to season-ending injuries, the wins keep coming for No. 16 Oklahoma.

Sherri Coale's Sooners are off to a 4-0 start in Big 12 play, piecing together a winning streak and another NCAA tournament-worthy resume despite the loss of team captain Whitney Hand and three others.

Before the season started, forward Lyndsey Cloman decided to end her career because of lingering back problems and Kaylon Williams ruptured her left Achilles tendon. Freshman Maddie Manning, who had moved into the starting lineup, then tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. A week and a half later, Hand tore the ACL in her left knee.

The Sooners have moved on, with the remaining starters logging heavier minutes and trying to make up for all of the lost production.