(7) Oklahoma 82

(15-1, 5-0 Big 12)

Colorado 67

(8-9, 2-3 Big 12)

    9:00 PM ET, January 20, 2007

    1 2 T
    #7OKLA 36 4682
    COLO 28 3967

    Top Performers

    Oklahoma: C. Paris 26 Pts, 17 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Colorado: J. Ilic 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Paris sisters fuel Oklahoma past Colorado

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Oklahoma said it didn't take Colorado for granted even though the Sooners had to rally to defeat the unranked Buffaloes.

    Courtney Paris had 26 points and 17 rebounds for her 44th straight double-double, leading Oklahoma (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today; No. 7 AP) to an 82-67 comeback victory Saturday night.

    "We had a great deal of respect for Colorado coming in," Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said. "They've been really good at home. And their shooting had been really good at home. ...

    "We have great respect for what they can do offensively and knew that they would try to limit Courtney and we had to score from the high post."

    Colorado trailed by as many as 16 points before rallying to take a four-point lead with 13:11 to go, but the Buffaloes couldn't overcome 36 percent shooting.

    "I just think we didn't play with great deal of fire," Coale said. "We played pretty uninspired, pretty flat all night long. We didn't do a good job on the boards in that stretch and we just missed a bunch of shots."

    Oklahoma had a 43-34 rebounding edge and had 18 second-chance points.

    Paris' twin, Ashley, added 12 points for the Sooners (15-1, 5-0 Big 12).

    Jasmina Ilic scored 29 points for Colorado (8-9, 2-3 Big 12) on 7-for-18 shooting. Jackie McFarland added 17 points and 14 rebounds for her 11th double-double, second in the conference only to Courtney Paris.

    Colorado is winless in its last 20 games against ranked opponents.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 82 67
    FG Made-Attempted 28-57 (.491) 20-55 (.364)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-34 (.647) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 4

    Game Leaders

    PointsC. Paris 26J. Ilic 29
    ReboundsC. Paris 17J. McFarland 14
    AssistsA. Paris 3S. Powers 5
    StealsC. Paris 2J. McFarland 3

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