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

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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

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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'

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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

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Teammates marvel at how much Sharane Campbell-Olds has grown — as a player and person — during her time in Norman

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    “It was hilarious when she first got here,” said OU forward Kaylon Williams. “I was really nervous to talk to her, because Sharane just didn’t talk.”

  • Energy level will be key for Kansas State against Iowa State

    Updated: 27 min ago

    Bruce Weber made one thing clear after Kansas State beat Kansas on Monday: The Wildcats played with ideal enthusiasm and energy. So it goes without saying that Weber, K-State’s third-year coach, wants that to continue Saturday when K-State plays host to No. 12 Iowa State at Bramlage Coliseum....

  • Quinnipiac beats Siena 73-63

    Updated: 27 min ago

    HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Zaid Hearst had 20 points, Evan Conti added 18 and Quinnipiac snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-63 victory over Siena on Friday. Quinnipiac (15-13, 9-10 Metro Atlantic) took its first 20-point lead at 52-32 and led by as many as 23. Siena got no closer than 15...

  • BC-BKC--Siena-Quinnipiac Box

    Updated: 39 min ago

    Ogunyemi 3-10 0-2 6, Long 0-7 0-0 0, Wright 5-15 4-6 14, Paige 0-2 1-2 1, Poole 2-7 0-0 4, Brandwijk 2-5 1-2 6, Oliver 2-6 3-3 7, Hymes 8-13 2-5 20, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Kelley 0-0 0-0 0, Merrill 0-0 0-0 0, White 2-7 1-3 5. Totals 24-72 12-23 63. Daniels 0-3 0-0 0, Harris 3-8 9-9 15, Hearst...

  • BC-BKC--Siena-Quinnipiac Long Box

    Updated: 39 min ago

    Percentages: FG .333, FT .522. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Hymes 2-3, Brandwijk 1-1, Wright 0-1, Poole 0-2, Long 0-2, Oliver 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 5 (Ogunyemi 3, Brandwijk, Wright). Turnovers: 12 (Wright 4, Ogunyemi 2, Oliver, Paige, White, Poole). Steals: 11 (Wright 4,...

  • NSU looks to finish season on high-note

    Updated: 42 min ago

    The month of February hasn’t been the kindest to Northeastern State’s women’s basketball team, but its certainly seen worse, too. The RIverHawks ventured on a four-game conference road trip, featuring their one win coming in upset fashion over then No 9 Emporia State, 58-56, in overtime. Two...

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys guard Phil Forte gets break to recharge, refocus

    By John Helsley | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The junior has gone from being the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year to the Big 12’s leading man. He leads the Big 12 in minutes played and he’s perhaps the league’s lead figure when it comes to the primary focus of scouting reports.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker has become critical player off bench for Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    After scoring in double figures just once in the Sooners’ first 23 games, Booker has hit the mark in three of the last four.

  • NCAA Tournament: Evidence says name brand programs will get the selection committee's nod every time

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Tell us something we didn’t know. All things being equal, a North Carolina is going to trump a Virginia Tech. A Kentucky is going to trump a Mississippi State. A Kansas is going to trump a Kansas State.

  • Vanderbilt AD says Stallings' outburst handled internally

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams said Kevin Stallings' outburst after the Commodores' win at Tennessee was "unfortunate" and he will handle the issue internally. The men's basketball coach said he's fine with whatever punishment the AD hands down. "I was...

  • Lady Busters look to begin postseason run with win at Cowley

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    When Garden City Community College head women’s basketball coach Nick Salazar recruits an in-state player, one of his pitches is the success that the Lady Busters have had in the Region VI tournament. Only two programs have reached the region semifinals each of the last three years — perennial...

  • Middle Tennessee women dismiss star forward Parker from team

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee has dismissed forward Cheyenne Parker from its team for what the school described as violations of athletic department policy. No details were given about the violations. Parker was averaging 18.6 points and 11 rebounds per game, ranking second in...

  • Texas’ Holmes trying to find his groove amid disappointing season

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    If you recall, Texas forward Jon Holmes was the one with sky-high hopes going into his final season. He wanted to win the Big 12, maybe even a national title, and prove himself a capable small forward for NBA scouts. This was supposed to be an incredible senior year, one for the history books....

  • Golden: In Georgetown league, basketball is your granny’s game

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GEORGETOWN -- If you're looking for a Wednesday morning pickup game at the Georgetown Recreation Center, don't bother. It's booked solid. That is, unless you're at least 55 years of age and female. In that case, the Granny Basketball League wants you. "Just place your finger under your nose,...

  • KSU women looking for sweep at TCU

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Kansas State has a ways to go before it can officially become an NCAA bubble team, but a win this Saturday would surely help the Wildcats' cause when they travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to face the TCU Horned Frogs. Going into this week, for the Wildcats to really have a shot at making the NCAA...



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