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.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament Articles from The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com

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    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming men's basketball team relies on a strong defense and running down the shot clock to help scratch out low-scoring victories for coach Larry Shyatt. But the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee is proposing to reduce the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 in hopes...

  • Coach has winning tradition


    After more than 15 years in the junior college ranks, Jim Turgeon felt it was time to take the next step in his basketball coaching career. Finding the right fit, however, hasn’t been easy. Until now. Colorado State University-Pueblo athletic director Joe Folda on Friday announced that...

  • Brian Schmitz: Latvian PF Kristaps Porzingis is mystery draft possibility


    Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis — easy for no one to say — should be available for the Magic to draft at No. 5 next month. They call him “The Zinger.” Appropriately enough, it’s the 10th anniversary of the Magic’s ill-fated draft of 2005. If you want to tweak Orlando fans, just...

  • New Air Force women's basketball coach fills out her staff


    New Air Force women’s coach Chris Gobrecht announced her team of assistants for the upcoming season, a group she says is “as talented a staff as any in the country.” The lone holdover from Andrea Williams’ staff is 1st Lt. Derek Brook, who will return for his second season as the military...

  • Stephen Curry is a NBA shot-making wizard, but what about the biggest one he never took?

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    As the ball hung in the air, spinning toward its fate inside cavernous Ford Field, Davidson’s Jason Richards had one thought: That’s in. He could see it. The ball would splash through the net. Richards would embrace teammate Stephen Curry in a giant bearhug. Kansas coach Bill Self would fall to...

  • UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les signs extension

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season. The school announced the deal Friday. Les led the Aggies to the Big West regular-season title and a spot in the National Invitation Tournament last season. They were 14-2 in the...

  • Cliff Alexander said trick against mother led to NCAA inquiry while at Kansas

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander has shed some light on the NCAA investigation that derailed his freshman season. In an interview this week with 120Sports.com, Alexander his mother, Latillia Alexander, “got tricked into something” when she received impermissible benefits that could have...

  • Basketball: Globetrotters and Langston legend Marques Haynes dies at age 89

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Touted as “The World’s Greatest Dribbler” by his employer, the Harlem Globetrotters, Haynes never played in the NBA, instead choosing to stay with the Globetrotters — or being forced to stay, depending on when Haynes told the story — in the 1950s.

  • Connecticut prep star Diarra commits to UConn

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WOODSTOCK, Conn. — Mamadou Diarra was outside the school library Friday morning, making the final phone call of his recruiting process. It was to tell the coaches at Virginia Commonwealth where he would be going in 2016. Then Diarra walked in, sat down behind the microphone and donned a UConn...

  • Lyons, Murray continuing hoops careers in college

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ABILENE, Texas - For the past three years, Kashus Lyons and Nick Murray have mesmerized area hoops fans with their dynamic scoring abilities. This month, the duo provided more special moments as each signed with college programs. Lyons has signed with Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College of the...

  • SEC agenda includes graduate transfers, satellite camps

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference agenda for spring meetings leans heavily toward ensuring other leagues don't have any competitive advantage, either from satellite camps or graduate transfers. Coaches have grumbled about outside competitors like Penn State's James Franklin...

  • Hurricanes' Caputo promoted to associate head coach

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes assistant basketball coach Chris Caputo has been promoted to associate head coach. Coach Jim Larranaga announced the promotion Friday. It follows the departure this week of assistant Eric Konkol, who was hired as Louisiana Tech's coach. Caputo is...

  • World University Games schedule for KU men's basketball team announced

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Brace yourselves for some late-night — and early-morning — basketball during the month of July. When Kansas heads to South Korea to represent the United States at the World University Games, the time difference will play a major factor in the viewing habits of fans back home. The United States...

  • Calipari promotes Tony Barbee to Wildcats assistant coach

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has promoted Tony Barbee to assistant coach after spending last season as his special assistant with the Wildcats. The former Auburn and UTEP head coach fills the spot formerly held by Barry Rohrssen, who left last month to become associate...

  • Live from H&H Shooting Sports: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Columnist Berry Tramel will be chatting live from H&H Shooting Sports at 11 a.m. Come talk about the NBA Playoffs, the OKC Thunder and anything else that may be on your mind.


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