OU women earn 19th consecutive NCAA tournament berth

The anxious wait is over.

Oklahoma is in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament for the 19th consecutive season after weeks of sweating life as a bubble team.

The Sooners — at 16-14 with a No. 35 RPI ranking and No. 2-ranked strength of schedule — were given a No. 12 seed and will take on No. 5-seeded DePaul at 11 a.m. Friday in College Station, Texas.