Abi Olajuwon had 19 points and 11 rebounds and third-seeded Oklahoma made the most of a sloppy first half on both ends to beat Arkansas-Little Rock 60-44 Tuesday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Sooners (25-10) closed a ragged first half with an 11-0 run
to go up by 15 and never let the 11th-seeded Trojans get back
within single digits to complete their stingiest defensive
performance of the season.
The teams evenly split a combined 30 turnovers in the first
half, but the Sooners were able to pull ahead by shooting 50
percent shooting and holding the Trojans (27-7) scoreless for more
than 6 minutes.
Chastity Reed, the nation's fourth-leading scorer, had 20 points
to lead UALR as it went for back-to-back wins in its NCAA