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Oklahoma women roll past Michigan 88-67

Published: Wednesday, July 29 2015 4:14 p.m. MDT

Oklahoma's Jelena Cerina (12), Sharane Campbell (24), Joanna McFarland, Whitney Hand (25) and Kaylon Williams (42) celebrate during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game against Michigan in Norman, Okla., Sunday, March 18, 2012.  (Sue Ogrocki, Associated Press) Oklahoma's Jelena Cerina (12), Sharane Campbell (24), Joanna McFarland, Whitney Hand (25) and Kaylon Williams (42) celebrate during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game against Michigan in Norman, Okla., Sunday, March 18, 2012. (Sue Ogrocki, Associated Press)

NORMAN, Okla. — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 21 of her 28 points in the second half, Whitney Hand added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Oklahoma defeated Michigan 88-67 Sunday night in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament.

Playing on their home court, the Sooners (21-12) took control with an early 14-4 run and never trailed.

Oklahoma led by 12 in the first 8 minutes. The advantage grew to 19 as Ellenberg came out hot in the second half and Oklahoma held the Wolverines without a basket for the first 5½ minutes.

Michigan (20-12), making its first tournament appearance in 11 years, got as close as eight with a flurry of 3-pointers by Carmen Reynolds before the Sooners closed it out.

Reynolds finished with 20 points to lead the Wolverines. Michigan's leading scorer, Rachel Sheffer, had only three points in a season-low 14 minutes.

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