The streak is alive and well as the Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team found out on Monday night that they are going dancing for the fourteenth consecutive year.
The Sooners made it in as No. 6 seed and will face No. 11 seed Central Michigan on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, which is part of the Oklahoma City Regional. UCLA and Stetson are the other two teams playing in Columbus this weekend and will take on the winner of that game for Round 2.
The second game will be played sometime on Monday, with time yet to be determined.
Sooners head coach Sherri Coale:
I’m very excited with a 6 seed and very proud of the representation of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Tournament. That’s amazing and, I think, because of the respect the committee had for the league, that’s probably why we got the seed we did.
On the possibility of getting a Sweet 16 spot in Oklahoma City:
That’s maybe the best part of it. I know we have to do big things, tough things before we have the opportunity to come back here, but that’s the lure. That’s the carrot that’s out there. Just win two and you get to come home and anything can happen at home. It’s a really special opportunity.
In 2012, the Sooners went out in Round 2, losing to St. John’s, 74-70 in Norman. For the last seven seasons, the Sooners have advanced past the first round.
Good luck to both Sooners teams – men and women – as their tournament journey’s start this weekend.