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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    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 have announced the expansion of the women's basketball challenge to 10 games in 2016 and 2017. The basketball challenge began last season with Arkansas playing Oklahoma and Texas playing Texas A&M in a doubleheader in North...

  • Longtime basketball coach at Louisiana College to retire

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — The longtime basketball coach at Louisiana College, Gene Rushing, is retiring. The Daily Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/1DZM8pX ) that Rushing made his retirement announcement Thursday. Rushing, 67, came to Louisiana College, a private Baptist college, in 1967 to...

  • South Carolina's Staley looking for consistent scoring

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley relied on experience over talent at times this season to lead the Gamecocks to their first Final Four. She knows that's got to change for her team to take the next step. Staley started two seniors and three juniors much of the season, while...

  • Billy Donovan leaves Florida to become Thunder coach

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Billy Donovan has agreed to become the next head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, ending his brilliant 19-year run with the Florida Gators and giving the 49-year-old the chance to finally test himself in the NBA, two sources confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Donovan’s decision, reported by...

  • 2-time SEC player of year Mitchell to train with US team

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell will train with the U.S. national team at a mini-camp next week. The national team announced Thursday that Mitchell would take part in training sessions in Las Vegas, Nevada, from May 4-6. U.S. national...

  • Big 12, SEC to expand their challenge event in 2016-17

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 have agreed to expand their women's basketball challenge event starting in the 2016-17 season. Both leagues announced the expansion Thursday. The annual challenge event started with two games this past season at Little Rock, Arkansas. It will continue...

  • VCU men's basketball coach Wade to earn $1 million annually

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Will Wade will be paid $1 million per season as the men's basketball coach at VCU, and his five-year contract has bonus opportunities that could significantly boost his annual compensation. The 32-year-old Wade, hired earlier this month after Shaka Smart left for Texas,...

  • Tennessee announces signing of 6-foot-9 forward Ray Kasongo

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — College of Southern Idaho forward Ray Kasongo is the first player to sign with Tennessee since Rick Barnes took over as the Volunteers' coach. Tennessee announced the addition of Kasongo on Thursday. Kasongo, listed at 6-foot-9 and 235 pounds, plans to enroll in June and...

  • UW freshmen settle jersey number issue, look ahead to legacy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A couple of Wyoming's incoming freshmen don't need much to get their competitive juices flowing. Seven months of friendly trash talk between Austin Conway and Justin James culminated with a big-time bet. No, no, not money. We're talking jersey numbers, people. The banter...

  • Big Sky Notes: After almost 10 years, UNC still a good fit for BSC

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    When the University of Northern Colorado joined the Big Sky Conference, the fit seemed natural. A decade later and the two seem to resemble a solid marriage. You know the kind — tolerance is key, respect plays big and commitment remains constant. Nobody made any bold predictions back then...

  • Ex-Louisville basketball player cleared of rape charge

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An attorney for former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones says the star point guard hopes to resurrect his career after he was cleared of allegations that he sexually assaulted two women at a party near campus. A grand jury in Louisville declined...

  • Son of ex-NBA star Larry Drew commits to Nevada basketball

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A prep basketball standout from Los Angeles who's the son of former NBA head coach Larry Drew has decided to play for Nevada next season. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://tinyurl.com/lx6uj5t) Lindsey Drew gave a verbal commitment to Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman after...

  • Chris Mullin completes 1st month as coach at St. John's

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin was headed to lunch, walking along the main street that borders the St. John's campus. "I'm walking over here and my wife called and said, 'What are you doing?' I said, 'I'm walking down Union Turnpike going to lunch.' It's kind of strange really," Mullin said...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: An extended examination of Billy Donovan's coaching style

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Billy Donovan’s NBA lifespan was short. Forty-four games for the Knicks back in 1987-88. And it might have been nonexistent had his college coach not also been his professional coach. Rick Pitino turned Donovan from a 2-point per game bench player to a 20-point per night star during...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Reports say Thunder zeroes in Florida coach Billy Donovan

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The hunt for the next Oklahoma City Thunder coach heated up Wednesday, with multiple reports that the team had zeroed in on Florida coach Billy Donovan to replace Scott Brooks. ESPN and Yahoo! Sports reported that Donovan had entered into advanced contract negotiations with the Thunder on...


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