NORMAN — The seed wasn’t ideal, but Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale likes the matchups. OU is the No. 6 seed in the Dayton Regional. The Sooners (21-11) will open the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon against James Madison (22-7) in Charlottesville, Va. "I really don’t think too much about the location," Coale said. "If you’re not hosting, you’re in a difficult situation. We’ll take it, whoever, wherever. We’re ready to go." The reason it’s a good draw is if the Sooners win their opener, they probably play Miami in the second round. The Hurricanes (27-4) tied for the ACC title but were in the NIT last season. ESPN analyst Doris Burke, stressing OU has been to the past two Final Fours, predicted the Sooners will upset Miami to reach the Sweet 16. "The kids who have been there understand what it’s like not just to play one more week but three more weeks," Coale said. "There is absolutely no substitute for being in that position, understanding what all goes with advancing in the NCAA Tournament. "We have a nice mix. We had the young kids who were giddy and freaking out. And you have your seniors who look around at each other like, ’I like this matchup.’ They get it. They understand how to look at the road. That’s a nice combination going into the tournament." Sophomore guard Whitney Hand played on the 2009 team that made the Final Four. She went last year as a pseudo coach after missing most of the season with a knee injury. "My freshman year, we were the better team by far," Hand said. "Last year, it was all heart. It’s encouraging you can do it more than one way. It’s kind of who catches fire. We read a quote today that teams don’t carry momentum going into the tournament, they build it in the tournament." The disadvantage to being a No. 6 seed is a tougher draw in the first round. The Dukes are led by guard Dawn Evans, the Colonial Athletic Association’s all-time leading scorer. She averaged 23.2 points. A 5-foot-7 senior, Evans was invited to the Team USA tryouts last summer as was OU All-American point guard Danielle Robinson. "She’s very good," Robinson said. "All the point guards were matched up against each other. She’s quick and has the ability to score from all positions on the floor." If the Sooners win two games in Charlottesville, they could draw No. 2 seed Notre Dame in a Sweet 16 game in Dayton. The No. 1 seed is Tennessee. Coale was asked the key to making another lengthy NCAA Tournament run. "We have to make shots," Coale said. "We have to make some perimeter baskets. We live and die so much by the jump shot, the 3 in particular. That’s the crazy thing. "Other teams probably look at the bracket and say, ’They’re a pretty scary 6 seed.’ We’re scary to me sometimes, but not in a good way. But we can get going and score 80 or 90. But if we struggle (shooting), we’re in trouble."