Feb. 5, 2000
NORMAN, Okla. - Sophomore guard LaNeishea Caufield and senior forward Phylesha Whaley scored 26 points apiece to help No. 22 Oklahoma defeat Nebraska 91-69 in Big 12 action Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center. The win improved the Sooners to 19-3 overall and set an all-time Big 12 record for most consecutive conference wins with 9-0.
The Sooners blistered Nebraska by shooting 56-percent from the field, while holding the Cornhuskers to 40-percent field-goal percentage. OU dominated Nebraska down low, outscoring the Huskers in the paint 48-26 and outrebounding them 35-28.
After Caufield's 20 first-half points gave Oklahoma a nine-point lead at the intermission, Nebraska pulled to within five with 13:46 remaining. Oklahoma responded with a 10-2 run to push its lead to 65-52 and Nebraska never recovered. Whaley led the Sooners' second-half charge with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. Freshman forward Caton Hill and sophomore guard Stacey Dales also scored in double figures for OU, adding 15 and 10 points, respectively.
Senior forward Brooke Schwartz led Nebraska in scoring with 24 points, including 18 in the first half. Senior guard Nicole Kubik added 15 for the Huskers, who drop to 11-9 overall and 5-4 in the Big 12.
Oklahoma will face the eighth-ranked Iowa State at Ames, Iowa on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Action begins at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.