Sooner send-off todayOklahoma fans are welcome to gather outside the Lloyd Noble Center this afternoon as the women’s basketball team departs for Kansas City.
The Sooners will load the bus outside the southwest corner of the arena and depart at 4 p.m. Athletic department officials encourage fans to gather by 3:45 p.m. Because of the medieval fair at nearby Reaves Park, fans must enter the parking lots via G.T. Blankenship Drive, which is on the south side of the arena and can be accessed from Jenkins or Chautauqua avenues.
Robinson, Riley are All-American finalistsThe Women’s Basketball Coaches Association selected Oklahoma’s Danielle Robinson and Oklahoma State’s Andrea Riley as finalists for the State Farm Coaches’ All-America team. The point guards are among 40 finalists, which will be whittled down to the 10-member honor squad. It will be announced April 3 at the Women’s Final Four. Other finalists from the Big 12: Danielle Adams, Texas A&M; Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska; Brittney Griner, Baylor; and Alison Lacey, Iowa State.
Fast breaksThe Sooners returned to practice Thursday afternoon and will practice in Norman today before leaving for Kansas City. ... With four steals in OU’s second-round victory against Arkansas-Little Rock, Robinson surpassed Caton Hill for sixth place on the program’s career steals list. She now has 219. ... The third-seeded Sooners are making the program’s eighth appearance in the Sweet 16. OU is 2-5 in previous regional semifinals. ... No. 3 seeds in the NCAA Tournament are 32-32 all-time in regional semifinals. By Jenni Carlson