A limited number of tickets remain for the first- and second-round games at the Norman sub-regional. All-session tickets are $46 for adults and $36 for ages 2-18 and OU students who present valid ID. Tickets can be purchased online at SoonerSports.com, by calling the OU athletics ticket office at 1-800-456-GoOU or by visiting the OU athletics ticket box office at the Lloyd Noble Center.
Yellow Jackets remember OU from last yearLast season, Georgia Tech was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by top-seeded OU. The Yellow Jackets didn’t make it easy, playing OU tough for most of the 69-50 loss. Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said that’s a game that’s been etched in her mind, and in the minds of her players. "I just remember the Paris twins,” Joseph said. "And Danielle Robinson, Robinson was special last year, too. She’s just a tremendous talent. Courtney is one of the best to ever play the game. You don’t forget those players easily.” Then freshman Tech center Sasha Goodlett, however, held her own against Courtney and Ashley Paris. Goodlett scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds, and she held the Paris sisters to just 17 points combined. "Sasha Goodlett played extremely well against the Paris twins,” Joseph said. "She came away from that feeling very good about herself and about what she was going to accomplish this year. She’s had a great year.”
OU not overlooking JackrabbitsSouth Dakota State might be making only its second NCAA Tournament appearance ever, but the Sooners say they’re not overlooking the No. 14 seed, especially with what transpired in the last NCAA Tournament. The Jackrabbits handled TCU, then took second-seeded Baylor to the brink in Lubbock, Texas, losing just 60-58 on a buzzer-beating shot by Kelli Griffin. South Dakota State comes into postseason play red-hot, winning 11 of 12 games, including the Summit League championship to snag the NCAA automatic bid. OU coach Sherri Coale said the Jackrabbits remind her of Big 12 foe Iowa State, who defeated the Sooners in Ames, Iowa, earlier this season. "They play real hard. Everyone talks about Iowa State because they make a lot of 3s and they do,” Coale said. "But where they’ll beat you is how hard they compete on every single possession. It may not look like that, because they maybe aren’t as athletic as some of the other teams in the Big 12, but they give complete and total effort to every possession. "I think in that vein, South Dakota State is very similar to Iowa State. They move well without the ball, and they penetrate and pitch. They can all shoot it, and that’s probably in our league, the very best comparison we can have.”