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OU women's basketball: Know the opponent — Central Michigan

The Sooners face the 11th-seeded Chippewas in first round of the NCAA Tournament. Here's a guide to Central Michigan.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Published: March 18, 2013
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photo - Players on the Central Michigan bench celebrate in the second half against Akron in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Mid-American Conference women's tournament Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Cleveland. Central Michigan won 86-68. (AP Photo/David Richard) ORG XMIT: OHDR111
Players on the Central Michigan bench celebrate in the second half against Akron in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Mid-American Conference women's tournament Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Cleveland. Central Michigan won 86-68. (AP Photo/David Richard) ORG XMIT: OHDR111

*Last NCAA game: Lost to Alabama, 78-70, in the first round.

*Best NCAA run: 1982 — lost to Maryland, 94-71, in the opening round. 1983 — lost to Alabama in the opening round.

*Location: Mount Pleasant, Mich.

*Enrollment: 28,292  (per 2010)

*Best all-time player: Sue Nissen (1988-1991), CMU's only All-American and she earned it as a freshman. She is the Chippewas all-time leading scorer with 1,938. She was the MAC Freshman of the Year in 1998, was voted All-Mid American First Team three times and inducted into the CMU Hall of Fame in 2001.

*Best non-basketball alum: Jeff Daniels, actor who is known for his role with Jim Carey in “Dumb and Dumber,” but more recently known as Will McAvoy on “The Newsroom” and the voice behind many new Apple commercials.

*History: This will mark the first time Oklahoma and Central Michigan have faced each other.

 


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