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Oklahoma basketball notebook: Sooners get win in up-and-down game

The first five minutes of the second half epitomized some of the ups and downs Oklahoma had during its 78-73 win over Central Michigan on Saturday.
BY JARROD ULREY, For The Oklahoman Published: March 23, 2013
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photo - Central Michigan's Jalisa Olive, left, tries to steal the ball from Oklahoma's Morgan Hook during the first half of a first-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) ORG XMIT: OHJL104
Central Michigan's Jalisa Olive, left, tries to steal the ball from Oklahoma's Morgan Hook during the first half of a first-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) ORG XMIT: OHJL104

OKLAHOMA TO GET UCLA REMATCH

UCLA (26-7) had no trouble getting past Stetson on Saturday, setting up a rematch Monday night with the Sooners. The Bruins beat Oklahoma 86-80 in the Sooners' Nov. 14 home opener.

The third-seeded Bruins beat Stetson 66-49 as Nirra Fields had 13 points, Jasmine Dixon had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Atonye Nyingifa added 10 points and eight rebounds.

CAMPBELL, KORNET FUEL SOONERS

Sophomore starting guard Sharane Campbell and backup freshman forward Nicole Kornet could be considered the unsung heroes of the Sooners' first-round win.

Campbell, who came in averaging 9.2 points, was 4-for-8 from the floor and seven of seven from the free-throw line to score 15 points.

Kornet made a pair of 3s and scored all seven of her points in the first half.

“I thought we got some good minutes from Sharane and really good minutes from Kornet off the bench,” Coale said.