By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 27, 2002
Feb. 27, 2002
Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech
February 27, 2002
Norman, Okla. - Lloyd Noble Center
Oklahoma finished the season 24-3 (14-2 Big 12) and wrapped up its third consecutive Big 12 Conference crown with the 75-56 win, while Texas Tech fell to 17-10 (8-8 Big 12).
OU completed its first perfect home regular season since the 1984-85 season. OU was 12-0 in the Lloyd Noble Center on the year.
The Sooners' current 21-game home winning streak is the fifth-longest in the nation. Oklahoma's last loss at home came on Jan. 6, 2001, at the hands of Iowa State.
Texas Tech leads the all-time series between the clubs 17-7, however OU has won the last four meetings and five of the last six.
In her final home game as an Oklahoma Sooner, Stacey Dales scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists. Coming into tonight's game, Dales had been averaging 20.0 ppg against the Lady Raiders for her career.
Dales two steals moved her into third place on OU's all-time list for that category. She has 232 steals on her career.
LaNeishea Caufield poured in a game-high-tying 18 points, including a 12-for-12 effort from the free throw line. She grabbed nine rebounds and had seven assists.
Caufield's nine rebounds marked just the third time on the year that she led the club in boards.
Coming off the bench, Caton Hill scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. She mad one three-point field goal to move into 10th place on OU's all-time list of three pointers made.
Dales, Caufield and Hill, OU's Triple Threat, accounted for 49 of the team's 75 points.
Tonight's attendance of 6,260 was Oklahoma's ninth-largest home crowd ever.
Oklahoma held Texas Tech to just 3-for-22 shooting from beyond the three-point line, just 13.6%.
Oklahoma's 28 free throws made are the most the team has had this season. OU's previous high was 26 against Wichita State on Nov. 29, 2001.
OU out-rebounded Texas Tech 47-40, the 18th time this season the Sooners have had more boards than their opponents (18-0). OU held a 34-18 advantage in point scored in the paint.