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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