Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 22, 2009

March 22, 2009

Recap |  Box Score

Oklahoma advances to the second round of the NCAA Championship to face the winner of Iowa/Georgia Tech to be played Sunday night.  It will be OU's 10th appearance in an NCAA tournament second-round game.  The Sooners are 6-3 all-time in the second round.

Oklahoma ended Prairie View's 19-game winning streak, which was the nation's fourth longest entering tournament weekend.  OU is 7-0 all-time versus Prairie View.

Courtney Paris scored in double figures for the 131st time in her career, passing Baylor's Sophia Young for the NCAA record for career double-figure scoring games.  Paris took sole possession of her 18th NCAA Division I women's basketball record.

Courtney Paris recorded her 126th career double-double in her 133rd game.

Courtney Paris has blocked at least one shot in 45 consecutive games.

Courtney Paris had 16 rebounds Sunday.  Paris needs just 14 to become the first player in college basketball history - any gender, any membership, any division - to record 2,500 points and 2,000 rebounds in a career.  Only six have recorded 2,000 points and 2,000 rebounds.

Whitney Hand's initial 3-pointer was her first points scored since injuring her hand against Baylor on Feb. 21. Hand did not score in OU's two games in the Big 12 Championship.  It also broke a streak of 18 consecutive misses from beyond the arc.

Danielle Robinson matched a career high with seven rebounds.

Oklahoma held Prairie View scoreless from the field for the final nine minutes of the game.





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