Worth the wait: Oklahoma women make NCAA tournament as 12-seed

Inside a dim nook at Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale’s home in front of a television screen, a flock of crimson shirts were mashed together with hugs, amid joyous shrieks.

The anxious wait ended.

OU was selected for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Monday, extending the program’s streak to 19 consecutive appearances after weeks of sweating through life as a bubble team.

The Sooners — at 16-14