Scores

Final

(13) Oklahoma 81

(17-4, 7-0 Big 12)

Texas A&M 72

(16-5, 5-3 Big 12)

    3:00 PM ET, January 28, 2006

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    #13OKLA 36 4581
    TA&M 33 3972

    Paris' 18 points, 14 boards lead Sooners to Big 12 victory

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Freshman Courtney Paris scored 18 points and Chelsi Welch and Britney Brown added 16 apiece to lead Oklahoma (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) past Texas A&M 81-72 on Saturday.

    Oklahoma (17-4, 7-0 Big 12) used an 8-2 run early in the second half to break a 38-38 tie and take a lead that the team wouldn't relinquish.

    Paris, the leading scorer in the Big 12 Conference, also had 14 rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

    Texas A&M (16-5, 5-3) was led by A'Quonesia Franklin who had 20 points and 10 assists and Takia Starks with 19 points.

    The Aggies only committed eight turnovers, to 17 by Oklahoma, but were plagued by poor shooting. They made just 32 percent in first half and 37 percent for the game.

    Paris, a 6-foot-4 center who averages more than 21 points and almost 15 rebounds a game, continued to dominate on Saturday. She helped Oklahoma overcome an early 5-2 deficit by making six straight points.

    Laura Andrews added 14 points and Leah Rush had 11 for the Sooners.

    The win helped Oklahoma remain the only team in the conference to be undefeated in league play and maintain first place in the Big 12.

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