LUBBOCK, Texas -- Jenna Plumley scored a career-high 22
points to lead Oklahoma (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today; No. 14 AP) past Texas Tech 70-67 on Saturday.
The Sooners led by 11 midway through the second half before Tech used a 12-4 run to cut it to 61-58 with 4:46 remaining. A 3-pointer by Tech's Raquel Christian tied it at 63 before the Plumley hit her sixth 3 to put Oklahoma (20-4, 10-3 Big 12) ahead for good.
It was only the second start for Plumley, a freshman who connected on six of eight 3-pointers.
Alesha Robertson and Patrice Edwards scored 16 points apiece for Tech (15-12, 6-7).
Courtney Paris had 18 points and 16 rebounds for her 52nd straight double-double for Oklahoma, which committed 15 of their 20 turnovers in the second half.
Edwards had a chance to tie it with 38 seconds left but missed the second of two free throws.
Tech led by eight but struggled late in the first half, failing to score a field goal in the final 6:36. The Sooners used runs of 11-0 and 8-0 to lead 36-29 at halftime. Paris had a double-double -- 12 points and 10 rebounds -- before the break, the 10th time this season she's gotten one in a single half.