No. 20 Women's Hoops Falls To No. 12 Texas Tech, 86-81

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 19, 2000

Feb. 19, 2000

By PAM EASTON
Associated Press Writer

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Keitha Dickerson scored 23 points in leading No. 12 Texas Tech to a 86-81 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday.

Tech (21-3, 10-3 Big 12) had seven free throws during the final minute as foul trouble caused the Sooners (20-6, 10-3) to lose Caton Hill four minutes after losing Phylesha Whaley.

Tech led 36-29 at halftime but Oklahoma used a 21-8 run early in the second half to get even at 50-50. Stacey Dales' basket put the Sooners ahead 52-50 with 14:08 to play.

Thirty seconds later, Dickerson tied the game with a field goal, and Aleah Johnson made a free throw moments later to put the Red Raiders ahead for good.

Plenette Pierson contributed 18 points for Tech and Johnson, Melinda Pharies and Katrisa O'Neal each contributed 12.

LaNeishea Caufield led the Sooners with 29. Stacey Dales added 22 and Whaley 18.

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