Sooners, Golden Eagles Ready For Second-Round Matchup


Monday, March 19th 2007, 9:08 am
By: News On 6


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) If the Oklahoma Sooners want to make it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, they'll have to go through Marquette.

The two teams are scheduled to meet at 6 o’clock Monday night at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, in the second round of the tournament. The game will be televised on ESPN-2.

The 27-4 Sooners are seeded 3rd and coming off a first round victory over Southeast Missouri State, while 24-7 Marquette hammered Louisiana-Lafayette by 29 points in its opener.

Sixth-seeded Marquette is led by Krystal Ellis, a dynamic point guard who earned first team All-Big East honors.

The Sooners are led by All-American center Courtney Paris, who is just four rebounds shy of 500. If she reaches the mark, it will be the second season in a row she's scored 700 points, cleared 500 rebounds and blocked 100 shots in a single season.