Baylor, Louisville, Oklahoma and Tennessee will convene at Chesapeake Energy Arena this weekend for an NCAA women's basketball regional, beginning with Sunday's Sweet 16 games.
The winner of Tuesday's regional final will advance to the Final Four in New Orleans.
Here's a closer look at each of the four programs that will play this weekend in Oklahoma City:
Record: 26-7 overall, 14-2 SEC
League finish: First
NCAA berth: At-large; lost to Texas A&M in SEC Tournament final
RPI rank: 7
Star player: Meighan Simmons; the junior guard averages 17.3 points per game and was an SEC Co-Player of the Year. Her brother, Ryan, is a sophomore linebacker at Oklahoma State.
Coach: Holly Warlick (First season, 26-7 record; Warlick took over for the legendary Pat Summitt, now Head Coach Emeritus)
NCAA Tournament history: Tennessee is the only women's basketball program to appear in all 32 NCAA Tournaments. The Volunteers have also played in the most NCAA Tournament games (135), advanced to 18 Final Fours and won eight national championships.
Last NCAA game: Beat Creighton, 68-52 Monday in a second-round matchup.
Best NCAA run: Pick a title, any title. The most recent of Tennessee's eight titles — the most of any big-time women's basketball program in the nation — came in 2008, when it beat Stanford 64-48 in the title game.
Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
Best all-time player: Chamique Holdsclaw; played from 1995-99 and holds the career program records for points (3,025) and rebounds (1,295). Part of three straight national-title teams from 1996-98, Holdsclaw is sixth in NCAA history in career points scored.
Best non-basketball alum: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback
History vs. OU: Tennessee is 4-1 all-time against the Sooners, winning the last meeting 96-75 on Jan. 3, 2010 in Knoxville.
Record: 24-10 overall, 11-7 Big 12
Conference: Big 12
League finish: Third
NCAA berth: At large; lost to Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals
RPI rank: 30
Star player: Aaryn Ellenberg; the junior guard averages 18.9 points per game. She's OU's season and career record holder for 3-pointers made with 107 and 276, respectively.
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