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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NCAA Basketball Tournament Articles from The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com

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  • Holmes joins ACU as assistant coach

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

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  • LSU names Thomas-Swinson as assistant coach for women's team

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Charlene Thomas-Swinson has accepted an assistant coaching position on the LSU women's basketball staff. Coach Nikki Caldwell announced the hiring Wednesday. Thomas-Swinson comes to LSU with over 20 years of coaching experience on all levels of the game, including head...

  • Edmond North's Tre Evans decommits from OSU

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Tre Evans wants to be a point guard and there may not be room for two at Oklahoma State, so late Tuesday he had a change of heart. Evans, one of the state’s top basketball recruits in the upcoming senior class, announced on his Twitter page that he was no longer committed to the Cowboys, a...

  • Edmond North’s Tre Evans decommits from OSU

    BY JACOB UNRUH Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Evans, one of the state’s top basketball recruits in the upcoming senior class, announced on his Twitter page that he was no longer committed to the Cowboys, a school he once said fit his up-tempo style of play.

  • 3 Arkansas basketball players arrested on forgery complaint

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Police have arrested three University of Arkansas basketball players, alleging they used counterfeit money to buy merchandise at three locations near campus. The school announced suspensions Wednesday for starting point guard Anton Beard, forward Jacorey Williams and...

  • Beaty looking to fix Jayhawks

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    DALLAS -- David Beaty knows one of the biggest things he has to change about Kansas is how the team is viewed throughout the country. The Jayhawks have won just 11 games since 2010 and only three Big 12 games in that time. So as Beaty begins his first year Lawrence, the former Jayhawks...

  • Bowlsby, Big 12 getting over 2014 ending

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    DALLAS -- Without a doubt, the end of the 2014 season was a disappointment for the Big 12. When the regular season ended, there were six teams vying for four College Football Playoff spots, including TCU and Baylor. But the Big 12 was left out. "This year has been interesting, challenging,"...

  • Illinois complete non-conference basketball schedule

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has announced home games with South Dakota, Yale and Western Carolina to complete a non-conference basketball schedule that already included Notre Dame. The Illini released their full con-conference schedule Wednesday. The previously announced game against Notre...

  • Recruits bolster Eagle hoop hopes for U-turn

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Regardless of the reasons, Mark Molder emphasized last year’s major downturn by the Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was strictly an anomaly. The Eagles struggled through a rebuilding, injury-plagued 7-23 season — their first single-digit win campaign in several years....

  • Matchups announced for SEC-AAC Challenge in Jacksonville

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

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  • Lobos announce schedule, hope for improvement over last season

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

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  • The Santa Fe New Mexican James Barron column

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

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  • UNC Notes: Bank of Colorado Arena gets center-court makeover

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The new-look University of Northern Colorado athletic department took another step toward its makeover this week. Enter the new UNC logo, a more subdued Bear, which is being painted at center court at Bank of Colorado Arena. Exit the old Bear, with its fierce glare, including claws. The...

  • Fame for women's sports pioneer

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Jessie Banks retreated to her cabin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains this week as she needed a place to think. Or at least remember. Banks had to put pen to paper and come up with a five-minute oratory on a career in sports that would take hours, if not days, to deliver. “There are so many...


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