9:30 PM ET, March 29, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Whitney Hand couldn't quite remember her teammate's buzzer-beating 3-pointer that started Oklahoma's big run. And it took a few moments for her to remember the wild scoop shot that she contributed to that surge.Looking back, the game seemed to be as much of a blur for her as she made it for Pittsburgh.
• Oklahoma reached the Elite Eight for the second time in school history and first since reaching the national title game in 2002. The Sooners entered the game 1-5 all-time in the Sweet 16.
• With her fourth rebound of the night, Oklahoma center Courtney Paris (10 points, nine rebounds) because the first college basketball player, regardless of gender, membership or division, to reach 2,500 points and 2,000 rebounds for her career.
• Pittsburgh has been eliminated in the Sweet 16 each of the last two seasons after never before reaching the regional semifinals.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-74 (.311)||25-64 (.391)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-13 (.231)||8-21 (.381)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-15 (.667)||12-16 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|