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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    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Ohio Valley Conference preseason women's team as voted on by coaches and sports information directors and released Tuesday: ___ Preseason OVC Player of the Year: Jordyn Luffman, Belmont G/F Jordyn Luffman, Belmont F Sabina Oroszova, Eastern Illinois G Candace Morton, Jacksonville St. G...

  • Judge grants motion to strike Summitt reference

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that former Tennessee director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches must remove a reference to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt from their complaint in a lawsuit against the university. The complaint in the lawsuit...

  • Oklahoma State basketball notebook: Cowgirls' optimism high, even without Tiffany Bias

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Still, the Cowgirls return three starters and four players who averaged at least 22 minutes a game. And they return optimism for returning to the NCAA Tournament, and more.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Jeffrey Carroll a wild card for Cowboys

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The Cowboys enter this season defined by its four veterans: Cobbins, Le’Bryan Nash, Phil Forte and LSU transfer Anthony Hickey, all experienced and proven producers. Beyond that core, however, there’s a need and a call for additional contributors. Carroll could be a wild card – on the season.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Maddie Manning excited to be back

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Manning, from Ankeny, Iowa, played in six games as a true freshman before suffering a torn ACL in practice. She rehabbed and was set to return last year but tore the ACL in her other knee during a preseason intrasquad scrimmage.

  • UALR baseball schedules series of scrimmages

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock baseball team has a series of scrimmage games scheduled. Trojan head coach Chris Curry says the "Fall World Series" scrimmages between the silver and maroon teams will begin Monday starting at 4 p.m. The six inning games will...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Live Blog Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Jenni Carlson window.cilAsyncInit = function() {cilEmbedManager.init()};(function() {if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRand = Math.floor(Math.random()*10000000); }var e = document.createElement('script');e.async = true;var...

  • Banham named Big Ten preseason Player of Year

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota guard Rachel Banham has been named the Big Ten's preseason Player of the Year. Banham was selected by both the league's head coaches and media. Last season, Banham averaged 22.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals. She was a finalist for the John R....

  • Maryland women picked to win Big Ten

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Maryland has moved to the Big Ten Conference and the expectations remain high on the heels of a Final Four appearance. Maryland was picked to win the conference in a vote by coaches and media, it was announced on Thursday. The Terrapins beat out runner-up Michigan, while...

  • Woodward named MW preseason player of year

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming senior forward Kayla Woodward has been named the 2014-15 Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year. It is the second year in a row Woodward has been recognized with the designation. Cowboy Larry Nance Jr. was tabbed the Preseason Player of the Year on the men's...

  • Ohio State frosh to miss season with knee injury

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Freshman forward Makayla Waterman is expected to miss the 2014-15 season after undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday. Waterman tore the meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament in her knee in the team's first practice on Oct. 6. The former Kettering, Ohio, native was a top-35...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Why Lon Kruger expects Buddy Hield's game to be more well-rounded this season

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Buddy Hield’s offseason work has included plenty of time in the weight room, along with trips to LeBron James and Kevin Durant’s skills academies.

  • UConn women start run at 10th national title

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn opened practice Wednesday with a lot of new faces, but the same old goal of winning a national title. The two-time defending women's champions, who lost center Stefanie Dolson and guard Bria Hartley to graduation, have reloaded with the nation's top recruiting class....

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Michael Cobbins is back — and needed

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Oklahoma State needs Cobbins to be back – all the way back and more – from the Achilles injury that derailed his and his team’s season last winter. The Cowboys knew they were losing their rim protector and defensive enforcer, but didn’t fully realize how much they’d miss Cobbins’ calm and...

  • Duke women hope to reload after losing 4 starters

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke doesn't view this season as a rebuilding year. Four starters are gone, including speedy guard Alexis Jones surprisingly transferred to Baylor. But the Blue Devils still have Elizabeth Williams, and they believe they still have a chance to win a new-look Atlantic Coast...



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