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Sooners Set For NCAA First Round Battle on Saturday

By: OU Athletics Communications

NORMAN  Big 12 regular season champion Oklahoma tips off in March Madness on Saturday when it takes on 12th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast in Bloomington, Ind. The Sooners (22-9, 15-3 Big 12) have made the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons under Jennie Baranczyk, appearing as a top-five seed each time.

OU tips vs. FGCU (29-4, 16-0 ASUN), who has won 22 straight games, at 3 p.m. CT on ESPNEWS. 

One of the most consistently dominant women’s basketball programs since 2000, the Sooners are set to appear in their 24th all-time NCAA Tournament and 22nd since the turn of the century. After winning its second straight Big 12 regular season championship, and first outright since 2009, the Sooners make their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, as head coach Jennie Baranczyk has taken the program to the Dance each season since coming to Norman in 2021.

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