The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 18, 2013

All four state teams headed to NCAA women's tournament


Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — All four Oklahoma schools are in the NCAA women’s tournament field in the same year for the first time.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both got at-large bids to the tournament Monday night, joining Oral Roberts and Tulsa — which both got automatic berths for winning their conference tournaments.

OU (22-10) makes its 14th straight tournament as a No. 6 seed and will play Central Michigan  at 10 a.m. Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

OSU (21-10), which won the Women’s NIT last season, is a No. 7 seed and will face DePaul  Sunday in Durham, N.C. The OSU-DePaul game will be 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 11 a.m. game between Duke and Hampton

ORU (18-12) is back in the field for the first time since 2008, getting a 15th seed and a Saturday game against host Tennessee. It will be played 30 minutes after the Syracuse-Creighton game.

 Tulsa (17-16) will make just their second NCAA appearance as a No. 16 seed, playing at top-seeded Stanford at 1p.m. Sunday..