2:00 PM ET, February 3, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Courtney Paris had 20 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks to help Oklahoma (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) beat No. 25 Texas 74-58 on Sunday afternoon.Paris got her 80th consecutive double-double and Oklahoma used a 19-4 run in the final 10 minutes to blow the game open.Ashley Paris scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Sooners (15-4, 5-2 Big 12), and guard Danielle Robinson finished with 14 points and five assists."For a young bunch on the road, in this environment, this win was huge," Oklahoma coach Sherri Cole said. "I am very proud of our effort, and I thought that Courtney [Paris] and Ashley [Paris] were tremendous from start to finish owning the paint."With the game at 55-54 midway through the second half, Oklahoma capitalized Texas' miscues and went on a 19-0 run over the next eight minutes.Texas' Niqky Hughes ended the Longhorns' (15-7, 3-5) drought on a layup with just over two minutes left in the game.Earnesia Williams led the Longhorns with 14 points. Brittainey Raven added 12 points and five rebounds and Carla Cortijo finished with 10 points and four assists.Texas trailed 42-33 at halftime, but climbed back into contention as Ashley Lindsey scored 10 points in less than eight minutes. The Longhorns were at the heels of Oklahoma in the second half, but never were able to take the lead."I think we expended a lot of energy getting to that point, and I don't know how much gas we had left in the tank when we needed to close the game out," Texas coach Gail Goestenkors said.Lindsey finished with 12 points, all in the second half, and four rebounds."We got close, and then they went on that run, and it was tough on us," Goestenkors said. "We just couldn't seem to stop the bleeding."
|FG Made-Attempted||33-59 (.559)||21-68 (.309)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-13 (.231)||5-19 (.263)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-8 (.625)||11-16 (.688)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|