No. 6 seed Oklahoma ousts No. 3 seed UCLA
Columbus, Ohio • Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points from the perimeter and Joanna McFarland handled things inside with 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead Oklahoma past UCLA 85-72 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament earning a trip back to the Sooners' home state for the regional.
Sixth-seeded Oklahoma (24-10) will face No. 2 seed Tennessee (26-7) a 68-52 winner over Creighton at Oklahoma City in a regional semifinal Sunday.
Sharane Campbell added 19 points and Nicole Griffin had 10 for the Sooners, who never trailed after a 15-3 first-half spurt.
Atonye Nyingifa had 18 points, Markel Walker 14, Jasmine Dixon 13 and Alyssia Brewer and Thea Lemberger 10 apiece for third-seeded UCLA (26-8), which fell to 11-12 in NCAA Tournament play.
The game was a rematch of each team's second game this season, when UCLA came to Norman, Okla., and beat the Sooners 86-80 on Nov. 14.