Oklahoma women beat UCLA to reach NCAA round of 16

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.


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