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(16) Oklahoma 68

(9-1, 3-1 away)

Missouri State 57

(3-2, 3-1 home)

    2:35 PM ET, December 10, 2005

    1 2 T
    #16OKLA 30 3868
    MOSU 24 3357

    Top Performers

    Oklahoma: L. Rush 21 Pts, 3 Reb

    Missouri St: K. Koch 24 Pts, 5 Reb

    Paris leads No. 17 Oklahoma past Missouri State

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Freshman Courtney Paris scored 15 second-half points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Oklahoma (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) to a 68-57 win over Missouri State on Saturday.

    Oklahoma (9-1) saw a 16-point first-half lead shrink to 46-42 with 9:36 left after a basket by Missouri State's Kari Koch. Oklahoma, which committed 25 turnovers, responded with a 14-3 run to push its lead to 60-45 with 4:08 left.

    Paris was held scoreless in the first half, missing her only two attempts. Missouri State (3-2) shot 34 percent (20-for-59) from the field for the game. Oklahoma hit 22 of 42 for 52 percent.

    Leah Rush led Oklahoma with 21 points. Erin Higgins added 13 and Kendra Moore finished with 11.

    Koch finished with 24 points and Tahnee Balerio had 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OKLA
    MOSU
    Points 68 57
    FG Made-Attempted 23-42 (.548) 20-60 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-30 (.567) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 2

    Game Leaders

     
    OKLA
    MOSU
    PointsL. Rush 21K. Koch 24
    ReboundsC. Paris 18T. Balerio 6

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