SU women's basketball No. 8 seed in NCAA Tournament

Hope Soto
March 13, 2018

The Sooners are 41-30 all-time in the NCAA Tournament (6-4 under Kruger) and have reached the Final Four five times (1939, 1947, 1988, 2002 and 2016).

Vitale also pointed out that the Cowboys took two games from Kansas, one of the four No. 1 seeds, won at West Virginia, a No. 5 seed, and topped Florida State, a No. 9 seed.

Even so, the Sooners were 16-14, which is a fairly low winning percentage for an NCAA Tournament team - in fact, it's the lowest for any at-large bid in the women's tournament since 1983.

The Orange enters the tournament at 22-8.

An upset loss to BYU in the WCC tournament was the nail in the coffin for Saint Mary's, but that does mean they should be punished for a late-season loss while Oklahoma get rewarded for starting the season off strong? The class of 2018, which includes Kyron Cartwright, Rodney Bullock, and Jalen Lindsey, have never missed an NCAA Tournament. After losing in the last game of the year last season, the Bulldogs have high aspirations for this year's postseason play. While many have voiced their displeasure with Oklahoma making it in, Oklahoma can silence a lot of criticism with a first-round win.

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Overall, the Big East saw six teams get into the tournament. The Sooners are led by freshman guard Trae Young, who is on pace to become the first Division I player to lead the country in scoring and assists in the same season.

The FBI probe into college basketball looks like the beginning of a major scandal in the sport, one that has certainly cast a pall over this season and has already cost Louisville head coach Rick Pitino his job, as well as a national title.

Young is one half of the highest-scoring freshman duo in the nation.

The Sooners and Rams will face off for the first time in program history. TBS analyst Clark Kellogg began the discussion Sunday by asking Rasmussen how the committee evaluated the Sooners, who were given a No. 10 seed.

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