Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 02, 2009

Feb. 2, 2009

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• Oklahoma defeated Tennessee for the first team in four meetings and tonight marked the first time the Sooners were ranked higher than the Lady Vols.

• Oklahoma is now 4-5 against defending national champion teams.

• The Sooners improve to 8-2 against top 25 teams this year.

• The Sooners are 15-12 all-time on ESPN2.

• Four Sooners have scored in double figures for the 18th time this season--Whitney Hand with 20, Ashley Paris with 19, Danielle Robinson with 17 and Nyeshia Stevenson with 11.

• The Sooners shot 63 percent in the second half shooting 17-of-27 and finished the game at 53 percent, the 12th time this season they have shot better than 50 percent this season.

• The Sooners finished 5-of-10 from 3-point range marking the third time this season they finished 50 percent or better from beyond the arc.

• Oklahoma went on a 23-3 run lasting 5:19 at the end of the first half.

Courtney Paris
• With nine points and 12 rebounds, Paris’ double-double streak ended at 112 consecutive games. The streak began with a 22-point, 24 rebound effort versus UCLA  on Dec. 5, 2005 and ended after 1.159 days with nine points and 12 rebounds.

• Paris has collected at least one block in 33 consecutive games.

Danielle Robinson
• Robinson’s 12 assists is tied for eighth place all-time at OU for a single game. The total was the most by a Sooner since Dionnah Jackson had 16 versus Texas A&M on Jan. 22,  2005.

•The 12 assists was a career best for Robinson and the most assists by an OU player vs. Tennessee since 2003 when Dionnah Jackson had seven.

• The 12 assists by Robinson is the fifth time she has recorded 10 or more assist in her career, an OU record for most double-digit assist games.

•Robinson collected her third double-double this season with 17 points and 12 assists.

Whitney Hand
• Hand was the leading scorer, matching a career best 20 points shooting 8-of-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

• Hand was the only player on either team to play the entire 40 minutes of the game.

Ashley Paris
• Paris was the second leading scorer tonight with 19 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line.

• Paris has scored in double figures in 19 of 21 games this season.



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