Oklahoma's Sharane Campbell, left, and Joanna McFarland celebrate during the second half of a first-round game against Central Michigan in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. Oklahoma beat Central Michigan 78-73. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) ORG XMIT: OHJL109

Oklahoma women top Central Michigan

News | Published: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Joanna McFarland had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half Saturday to lead sixth-seeded Oklahoma to a 78-73 victory over Central Michigan in a first-round NCAA women's tournament game.

Cowgirls have little NCAA experience but have seen lots of tough competition

Sports | Published: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Toni Young is the only Oklahoma State player who's played in the NCAA Tournament, but the Cowgirls have been tested by a tough Big 12 slate that includes defending champion Baylor.

San Diego State sends Sooners packing from NCAA Tournament

Sports | Published: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Jamaal Franklin scored 21 points, James Rahon had 17 and San Diego State beat Oklahoma 70-55 on Friday night to earn its third NCAA Tournament victory.

Grading OU's performance against SDSU: Crunchtime offense gets an 'F'

Sports | Published: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

The Sooners played San Diego State tough early and even had a halftime lead. But the Aztecs won going away, and the grades reflect that.

College Basketball Highlights

NCAA Basketball Tournament Articles from The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com

  • College of Charleston president orders second investigation of Doug Wojcik

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell has ordered a second investigation of embattled basketball coach Doug Wojcik based on new allegations of a physical confrontation with a player and verbal abuse of athletic department staff. One of the allegations in the new report includes a...

  • Lady Vols coach wants a stronger finishing touch

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Holly Warlick believes Tennessee's bid to return to national title contention is more a mental hurdle than a physical test. The Lady Vols were rolling going into last season's NCAA tournament. The momentum carried only so far and Tennessee lost in a regional semifinal....

  • Rogers State coach signs 6 in recruiting class

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Rogers State University women's basketball coach Bobby Cope has announced the six players who make up his first recruiting class heading into the 2014-15 season. Jordan Evans, from Tulsa; Amari Jones, also from Tulsa; Jalissa Felici, from Bellevue, Nebraska; and Taylor...

  • Gail Goestenkors quits WNBA job, enters hoops hall

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    This was a roller-coaster weekend for Gail Goestenkors. On the day she resigned as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced she would enter the women's basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. "I thought the timing was absolutely perfect if there is such a thing," said...

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Kurt Budke elected to Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

    By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who died in a 2011 plane crash, has been posthumously elected to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Joining Budke in the class are four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie, former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet...

  • Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high...

  • College athletics: Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione to head NCAA Men's Basketball Committee in 2015-16

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    On Friday, Joe Castiglione added one of the most important, high-pressure gigs in college athletics to his future agenda. The OU athletic director was named as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee chair for the 2015-16 season. He’ll serve as vice-chair during the upcoming year.

  • Trial date moved in ex-Lady Vols officials' suit

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The trial date for a lawsuit filed by former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches against the university has been moved to June 23, 2015. U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves granted Tennessee's motion to...

  • Charleston Southern extends Lake's contract

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern has signed baseball coach Stuart Lake to a four-year contract extension through 2019. The school announced the new deal for Lake on Thursday. Lake has been with the Buccaneers for six seasons and led them to a 30-26 mark this past spring for...

  • MACJC confirms changes for baseball in 2015

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges is changing scheduling and playoff formats for the 2015 baseball season. The association says in a news release that each junior college team in the state will play each other once in the regular season and...

  • Lady Vols' Massengale eager for comeback

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player. Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury....

  • UCLA's Holiday retires due to head injuries

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA guard Lauren Holiday is ending her college basketball career after just 12 games over two seasons because of repeated head injuries. The younger sister of former Bruins star and NBA player Jrue Holiday averaged 3.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Holiday, a...

  • Mid-America announces D'Shala Culberson to roster

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Mid-America Christian University women's basketball team has announced that the team is adding D'Shala Culberson to this year's roster. The sophomore forward comes to MACU from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Culberson averaged two points and...

  • Gamecocks' women hoops prospects set to make mark

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A'ja Wilson is South Carolina's most-talked about newcomer on the women's basketball team this fall and she's part of the country's No. 2 signing class. Coach Dawn Staley brought in two other McDonald's All-Americans besides Wilson in 6-foot-4 forward Jatarie White and...

  • ORU announces women's non-conference schedule

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oral Roberts women's basketball team has completed and announced its non-conference schedule for the coming season. ORU had previously announced it will open the season with road games Nov. 14 at Baylor and Nov. 17 at Tennessee. The remainder of the schedule released...


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