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As Dales goes, so goes Oklahoma

Updated: November 4, 2001, 12:00 AM ET
By Owen Canfield | Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma's emergence as a force in women's basketball can be traced to the arrival of All-America Stacey Dales, although give an assist to serendipity.

Coach Sherri Coale sent an assistant to Canada five years ago to watch a potential recruit play. The coach wound up seeing Dales as well, and immediately got on the phone.

"She said, 'We have found a savior,' " Coale said.

With Dales running things for the Sooners, Oklahoma has advanced to the third round ...

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