Paris twins, Robinson contribute double-doubles to OU's rout of Tulsa

NORMAN, Okla. -- After struggling in the first half of their previous game against California, Oklahoma players spent time in recent days watching film of transition basketball.

On Sunday, they showed what they had learned. Ashley Paris had 20 points and 10 rebounds, one of three players with double-doubles for No. 6 Oklahoma as the Sooners routed in-state rival Tulsa 94-42.

Courtney Paris had 16 points and 10 rebounds, extending her NCAA-record streak of consecutive double-doubles to 103 games, while Danielle Robinson added 13 points, 10 assists and five steals for Oklahoma (9-2).

It's the second time in school history Oklahoma has had three players record double-doubles in a game. The other time came on Nov. 23, when the Sooners lost 80-79 to North Carolina. It was the 20th time the Paris twins both had a double-double in the same game.

"In the Cal game in the first half, we didn't really run well and their bigs were outrunning us," Ashley Paris said. "So coach just talked to us about picking it up and getting down the court. I tried to focus on that and with a guard like Danielle it's very easy to get eight points if you run."

Oklahoma is 24-2 all-time against Tulsa (3-6).

Larissa Williams led Tulsa with 13 points. The Golden Hurricane committed 28 turnovers and shot 28.8 percent from the field while posting their lowest point total of the season. It was Tulsa's worst loss since falling 90-36 at Duke on Dec. 14, 2003.

Tulsa had hoped to pack the lane and force the Sooners into taking outside shots, coach Charlene Thomas-Swinson said. But the Sooners' speed in transition -- at one point late in the first half, Robinson delivered pinpoint passes on consecutive fast breaks to Nyeshia Stevenson and Ashley Paris -- rendered that plan useless.

"They ran the floor better than I had seen them in the game we had the opportunity to scout," Thomas-Swinson said. "From a team's moral standpoint, you want to be able to try and be as competitive as you can against a ball club like Oklahoma, but I tell you what, Courtney Paris' presence and Ashley Paris running the floor was huge."

Stevenson came off the bench to score 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Oklahoma, which shot 51.6 percent from the field, including 68 percent (17 of 25) in the second half.

The Sooners rallied from a 26-point deficit -- the largest comeback in regulation in NCAA Division I history -- in an 86-75 win at California on Dec. 13 and continued that momentum against the Golden Hurricane, seizing control from the start.

"I think we'll draw from that ... comeback for a long time in a lot of different ways," Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said. "I think there is some momentum. I think we would have loved to have played them three days later, not have finals week and all of the other things going on in our world. I still think they capitalized on it by the performance today and hopefully it will carry on throughout the break."

Tulsa had four turnovers in its first five possessions and the Sooners led 6-0 within 89 seconds. The Golden Hurricane came within 8-6, but Oklahoma quickly reasserted itself with seven straight points, including a 3-pointer by Stevenson, and never was challenged again.

Oklahoma's lead hit 10 points at the 9:13 mark of the first half and 20 at the 5:17 mark. The Sooners scored 17 straight points in one stretch.

"For me, I have to push the ball even more, because I know that they are making a greater effort to run the floor," Robinson said of the Paris twins. "Ashley has been running the floor extremely well this year and I think that is what contributes to my assists, so I think there is a conscious effort to make note of it and be aware of it."

By halftime, Oklahoma led 45-17 and Tulsa had as many turnovers as points.

The Sooners extended their lead throughout the rest of the game, peaking at 55 points.

ReShawndra Jackson added seven points for Tulsa.