7:30 PM ET, February 2, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Pat Summitt walked off the court still stuck on 999 wins. Courtney Paris bounded away with tears of joy despite her remarkable double-double streak coming to an end.Paris had gotten a double-double in an NCAA-record 112 straight games before coming up just short against Tennessee (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP). Whitney Hand matched her career high with 20 points to help second-ranked Oklahoma beat the Lady Vols 80-70 on Monday night for the Sooners' 15th straight victory.
Farewell to Paris Streak
Courtney Paris finished with nine points and 12 rebounds on Monday, ending her NCAA-record streak of consecutive double-doubles at 112 games. The streak was the longest in NCAA history, men's or women's. Paris also snapped her streak of scoring in double figures at 120 games. She had scored in double figures in every game of her career.
|112||Courtney Paris, OU||2005-09|
|19||Anne Donovan, ODU||1982-83|
|18||Cheryl Miller, USC||1984-85|
Voepel: Team EffortOklahoma did more than postpone Pat Summitt's 1,000th victory Monday. The Sooners proved they can be a Final Four team, even on a night when Courtney Paris' double-double streak came to an end, writes Mechelle Voepel. Story
• The Sooners beat the Lady Vols for the first time in four all-time meetings and denied Pat Summitt her 1,000th career win.
• Whitney Hand hit 8-of-9 shots from the field, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, and scored a team-high 20 points to lead Oklahoma to its 15th straight victory.
• Tennessee fell to 2-5 vs. ranked teams this season (14-0 vs. ranked).
-- ESPN Research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-57 (.421)||31-58 (.534)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-11 (.455)||5-10 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-21 (.810)||13-17 (.765)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|