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

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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  • Stevens and Chidom lead No. 17 Duke women over Pitt 62-45

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Azura Stevens had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Oderah Chidom added 10 points and 10 boards, and the No. 17 Duke women beat Pittsburgh 62-45 on Thursday night. Stevens had 11 points in the first half when Duke (15-6, 6-2 ACC) built a 36-20 advantage. The Blue Devils led by no...

  • Virginia's McCarthy sidelined after undergoing back surgery

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — All-American outfielder Joe McCarthy of Virginia will miss approximately 12 weeks of the season after undergoing back surgery. Coach Brian O'Connor says McCarthy had the surgery Thursday. The Scranton, Pennsylvania, native started all 69 games last season and batted...

  • College basketball: Big 12/SEC Challenge moving to January in 2016

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The Big 12/SEC Challenge is moving to later in the season. The conferences announced Thursday that the third-annual men's basketball event next season would be played Jan. 30, 2016 with the conferences creating a common open date during conference play to accommodate the schedule. “We are...

  • Stokes triple-double leads Huskies over East Carolina 87-32

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kiah Stokes watched Stefanie Dolson put up a triple-double a little over a year ago, and told her friend she was going to get one of her own before leaving UConn. Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots Wednesday to help the defending...

  • Louisville's Walz seeks 200th career win vs No. 23 Syracuse

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Coach Jeff Walz hasn't had much time to reflect upon approaching 200 career wins in his Louisville tenure. Walz can reach that milestone when No. 8 Louisville (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) hosts No. 23 Syracuse (14-5, 4-2) Thursday night. He didn't envision it when he took the job eight...

  • Super subs: No. 1 Gamecocks thrive with deep, talented bench

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Top-ranked South Carolina puts one of the most experienced and accomplished starting lineups on the floor each game. The action really picks up, though, when the Gamecocks go to the bench. South Carolina has used its tall, talented reserves to roll to a 19-0 record and...

  • Georgia loses top scorer Barbee to season-ending injury

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Shacobia Barbee, No. 21 Georgia's leading scorer, will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a broken bone in her lower right leg. The team says she had surgery Wednesday, and she's expected to make a full recovery and return next season. Barbee...

  • Oklahoma State basketball notebook: OSU remembers, still

    By John Helsley | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    OSU annually honors the 10 men lost in the 2001 plane crash, trying to find a home date close to the anniversary. This year, the Baylor game fell on the exact date: January 27.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys beat No. 20 Baylor

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    While Phil Forte and Le’Bryan Nash again played well, Oklahoma State’s other guys played major roles Tuesday night in a 64-53 win over No. 20-ranked Baylor before an estimated 8,000 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • No. 3 Baylor women win 18th in row, 89-67 at TCU

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis had 24 points and 11 rebounds as No. 3 Baylor stretched its winning streak to 18 in a row with an 89-67 victory at TCU on Tuesday night. Khadijiah Cave, like Davis scoring almost at will inside, added a career-high 21 points for the Lady Bears (19-1, 8-0 Big...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker ready to make an impact for Sooners

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    This year has gotten off to a rough start for Frank Booker. He’s only scored more than five points three times, with a high of 11 against UCLA on Nov. 26. And around that time, Booker’s back started giving him problems.

  • Ratings watch: ABC's Thunder-Cavaliers telecast gets 14.7 on KOCO-5, a season-high for Thunder

    COMPILED BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Thunder-Wizards game gets combined 12.7 rating, Thunder’s second-best rating

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State Sports Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    ALVA -- A women’s basketball star, a standout baseball pitcher and a state coaching legend will comprise the Class of 2015 in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Sports Hall of Fame. Here are the inductees to be honored at at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon Saturday, Feb. 21 at...

  • Oklahoma unbeaten in Big 12, moves into Top 25

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Even when Oklahoma was in the midst of a three-game skid in December, coach Sherri Coale had a feeling her team could be special. "I knew we weren't that far away, we were losing games against quality people on the road," Coale said. "It was a nightmarish road trip from the end of November and...

  • No. 18 Mississippi St. women beat Auburn for 21st win, 59-48

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Victoria Vivians had 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 18 Mississippi State beat Auburn 59-48 on Monday night for its second straight road win. Vivians was 8 of 22 from the floor and recorded the fourth double-double of her freshman season. Breanna Richardson...


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