7:15 PM ET, March 25, 2013
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A lot of teams grow apart over a long season.Oklahoma's drew closer.Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points from the perimeter and Joanna McFarland handled things inside with 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Sooners past UCLA 85-72 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament -- earning them a trip back to their home state for the regional semifinals."These guys are so good together," Sooners coach Sherri Coale said. "Tonight was so fitting because the way they are with one another off the floor was the way they played on the floor -- that connectedness, for lack of a better word."Sixth-seeded Oklahoma (24-10) will face No. 2 seed Tennessee (26-7) -- a 68-52 winner over Creighton -- in Oklahoma City on Sunday.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-59 (.407)||26-68 (.382)|
|3P Made-Attempted||11-27 (.407)||2-12 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||26-37 (.703)||18-25 (.720)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||24 (0/0)|