Jan. 31, 2009
Oklahoma ended the first half with a 15-0 run. Missouri did not make a field goal for the final 6:27 of the first period, but connected on their first possession of the second half with 19:33 remaining. The Sooners added another 15-0 run in the second half, taking the score from 47-30 (18:22) to 62-30 (12:00). The scoring runs were the Sooners' 28th and 29th this season of 10 or more unanswered points.
Today's 78-56 win is third 20-plus victory for Oklahoma in Big 12 play this season. The other two occurred against Nebraska (77-56) and Texas (89-69). Sherri Coale has recorded 40 20-plus wins in Big 12 play over 13 seasons.
Five Sooner players scored in double-figures--Whitney Hand, Courtney Paris and Danielle Robinson all with 10 points and Ashley Paris and Nyeshia Stevenson with14 points a piece.
The Paris twins have scored in double-figures on 53 occasions and OU is 46-7 when the duo reaches double-figure scoring.
With 10 points and 11 rebounds, Paris recorded her 112th consecutive double-double, her 117th in 120 career games.
Paris has recorded at least one block in 32 consecutive games.
Hand has made at least one 3-pointer in 11 consecutive games and in 17 of Oklahoma's 20 games this season. The freshman has also scored in every game of her career.
Robinson, who forced on charging call against Missouri, has taken 19 charges in 20 games this season.
Stevenson was one of two players who led in scoring with 14 points shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Stevenson leads the bench in scoring and this makes the 12th game as OU's top reserve, and the fourth time she has led the team in scoring.
The two blocks collected by Paris today moves her to No. 3 on the OU career blocks list with 100, passing Angi Guffy.
Hartman collected a career best five assists.