WHoops First Round Preview

The OU women's basketball team fell to Texas A&M in the conference tournament championship, but they still earned a very generous bracket with an opportunity to play their first pair of games at home, and if they're fortunate enough to win those two, a chance to play again in Big 12 country awaits them in Kansas City.

But first thing's first: The Sooners must defeat South Dakota State at the Lloyd Noble Center in order to get a second game at home that could potentially send them to Kansas City for the Sweet Sixteen.

In light of that, here is a quick breakdown of some key stats and storylines for this 8:30 p.m. match on Sunday.

1. The Sooners (23-10 overall, 11-5 Big 12) are the Midwest's No. 3 seed facing No. 14 seeded SDSU (22-10 overall, 14-4 Summit League).

2. OU is an at-large, as it finished tied for second during the regular season in a stacked Big 12, while the Jackrabbits finished second behind Oral Roberts in the Summit, but they stole the conference's automatic bid by defeating them in overtime in the tournament.

3. Junior guard Danielle Robinson leads the Sooners with just less than 17 points per game, while SDSU's senior forward, Maria Boever, leads the attack with 14.3 points per game.

4. The Sooners average 71.7 points per game and give up 66.7 points per game for an average margin of victory of plus five, while the Jackrabbits score 74.2 points per game and allow only 61.9 points per game, good for a plus-12.2 scoring margin.

5. The teams shoot nearly an identical percentage from the line, as OU has hit 72.5 percent of its attempts from the charity stripe, while SDSU has converted right at 72 percent of its free throws.

6. OU is 11-3 at home, including 5-1 in non-conference games, while the Jackrabbits are 6-7 away from their home court and 0-4 against non-conference opponents.

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