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Oklahoma Outplays Colorado, 94-60

March 26, 2002

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Chalk up another major accomplishment for Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale: a trip to the Final Four.

LaNeishea Caufield scored 25 points and Stacey Dales had 20 as top-seeded Oklahoma rolled past No. 3 Colorado 94-60 on Monday night in the West Regional final, sending the Sooners to San Antonio.

Caufield shot 5-for-5 in the second half and scored 14 points during a 32-6 second-half run that guaranteed Oklahoma (31-3) of becoming the first Big 12 team ever to reach the Final Four.

Jamie Talbert and Rosalind Ross each scored 12 for Oklahoma, which lost in the NCAA tournament’s third round the past two years. Coale, in her sixth season, has a Final Four to go with three straight Big 12 titles.

As the clock went under 1 minute, Oklahoma fans chanted, ``Final Four, Final Four.″ The players put on their championship T-shirts as Colorado’s Virginie Delepine shot free throws at the other end of the floor.

Oklahoma will play Duke in Friday’s national semifinals. The Blue Devils advanced by winning the East Regional, 77-68 over South Carolina.

Eisha Bohman led Colorado (24-10) with 18 points but the Buffaloes committed 29 turnovers, 15 above their season average.

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