OU women's basketball: Sooners make 14th straight NCAA Tournament

Oklahoma is in the Oklahoma City Regional alongside top-seeded Baylor. The Sooners, though, are not taking their streak of appearances for granted.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: March 18, 2013
Advertisement
;

photo - The OU Sooners react after seeing their draw during a watch party for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament selection show, at coach Sherri Coale's home in Norman, Okla., Monday, March 18, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
The OU Sooners react after seeing their draw during a watch party for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament selection show, at coach Sherri Coale's home in Norman, Okla., Monday, March 18, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

They waited for highlights of themselves but only saw flashes of some. They all seemed to come against Baylor — and one was when Griner blocked a shot that Oklahoma center Nicole Griffin attempted. Griffin shook her head as the scene played on the TV and said, “I'm just trying to get fouled.”

The analysts went on about Griner, asking people to take to Twitter to answer who could beat Baylor.

“Can anyone beat Baylor?” the host said.

“The Miami Heat,” said one of the analysts.

Some of the Oklahoma players pretended to analyze their brackets but senior Morgan Hook turned to fellow senior Whitney Hand and said, “Really?”

Regardless, the Sooners are one of seven Big 12 teams selected. OU was designated to the Oklahoma City Region by the NCAA selection committee, meaning all the Sooners have to do is win their first two games in Columbus and then they'll be back to playing in Oklahoma City.

First, they'll have to beat the Chippewas, who won the Mid-Atlantic Conference Tournament, beating conference No. 1 seed Toledo in the semifinals.

Then, Oklahoma would face the winner of UCLA/Stetson. The Sooners were all smiles after the announcement at a potential shot at the Bruins, who defeated the Sooners on OU's home court back in November.

And if they were to make it to the Elite Eight, they could face Baylor.

“We got to worry about our first two games,” senior Morgan Hook said about the potential of another rematch with Griner & Co. “That's really what's on our mind and then just getting to the Sweet 16. Once we get there, then we'll worry about that.”

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Referees flag Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide and prayer in...
  2. 2
    Billy Crystal breaks down in tears during Robin Williams memorial
  3. 3
    Family asks for help finding hit-and-run driver
  4. 4
    Residents Voice Bridge Safety Concerns Near Lexington
  5. 5
    Found: Oklahoma police find missing 9-month-old & 6-year-old
+ show more