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Durham, NC – The Oklahoma women’s basketball team faced the media on Friday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke.

The 10th seeded Sooners will face #7 seed DePaul on Saturday at 1:30 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

OU went through an hour and a half long practice on Duke’s home court on Friday afternoon.

The winner of the OU-DePaul game faces the Duke-Winthrop winner on Monday night at 5:30 central time.

OU head coach Sherri Coale says her team is looking at this tournament like a second season after an up-and-down season fraught with inconsistency and several close losses.

Oklahoma is just 18-14 on the year, matching the most losses ever for an at-large team to make the NCAA Women’s Tournament.

Senior guards Aaryn Ellenberg and Morgan Hook echoed Coale’s comments, adding they hope their experience in the tournament will help lead OU’s younger players as they battle a DePaul squad that is 27-6 on the season, and has won seven straight and 16 of their last 17.

DePaul won both the Big East regular season and tournament championships.