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From the Tulsa World: State’s major college women’s basketball teams derserve (sic) a salute

…this has been a remarkable year for women’s basketball, one deserving of kudos. All four of the major college women’s teams in Oklahoma are headed to the Big Dance – the NCAA National Championship Tournament.

The University of Oklahoma Sooners are the sixth seed in their regional and will open tourney play with Central Michigan at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Oklahoma State University Cowgirls, a seventh seed, face DePaul at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Oral Roberts University’s Golden Eagles are seeded 15 in their regional and play Tennessee at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane carry a 16th seed into their game with top seed Stanford at 4:20 p.m. Sunday.

Zack Ward says Maryland’s Chloe Pavlech is savoring the moment

Nate identifies 2013 WNBA Draft prospects in the NCAA Tournament’s Bridgeport regional (I’ll be there! Thanks, mom!)

For the WNBA fans who haven’t followed the NCAA women’s college basketball season very closely, we’ll do a bracket-by-bracket look at a few WNBA prospects in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Today we’ll begin with the Bridgeport region; while you’ve probably heard something about the highly touted Elena Delle Donne, there are a few others worth keeping an eye on as well.

FYI, my dean (he played point for Brown back in the day) LOVES Delle Donne’s game.

One of the realities of high school coaches: A LOT of work, very little pay.

Tom Tvrdy has resigned as the Seward girls basketball coach after guiding the Bluejays to the second longest winning streak in state history and a string of four straight Class B state championships.

Seward athletic director Steve Borer confirmed Wednesday morning that Tvrdy stepped down Tuesday afternoon, citing a desire to spend more time with his family as the main reason. Tvrdy, the Lincoln Journal Star Girls High School Coach of the Year in 2011, will continue teaching social studies at Seward.

Speaking of realities: we fans of NCAA women’s basketball lag waaaaay behind the gentlemen’s fans when it comes to filling out our brackets. Step it up, folks! Go here for the ESPN challenge and show that you care!

Get your calendars out: WNBA Tips Off 17th Season With 14 Preseason Games

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