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Oklahoma basketball: OU women land 15th consecutive NCAA bid, will face DePaul on Saturday

OU managed to secure its 15th consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament, where the 10th-seeded Sooners will open in Durham, N.C., against No. 7 seed DePaul on Saturday.
Oklahoman Published: March 17, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale cheers her team on from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale cheers her team on from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

ESPN.com women’s bracketologist Charlie Creme listed OU as one of his “last four in” in his final projected field Sunday. Coale said she believes the Sooners’ tough nonconference schedule is what ultimately propelled them into the NCAA Tournament field of 64.

Early on this season, the outlook for Oklahoma was very bright. Their first loss of the season came in overtime to Louisville — a No. 3 seed in the tournament — and they lost by nine points at home to Duke, a No. 2 seed that the Sooners will face again in the second round if both teams win this weekend.

“We have another shot at life, at this basketball season,” Coale said. “We don’t intend to take that for granted.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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