March 8, 2000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Edwina Brown hit a layup with 16.8 seconds remaining and a free throw with 4.7 seconds left as Texas beat No. 18 Oklahoma 71-68 Wednesday night in the Big 12 Conference women's tournament.

Texas (20-11) scored 17 of the final 20 points as Brown outdueled Big 12 Player of the Year Phylesha Whaley.

Brown scored 26 points, including 16 in the final 8:35. Whaley scored 21 points but her night ended with a traveling call in the final seconds.

Oklahoma (23-7) led 65-54 with 5:45 remaining. But the Longhorns scored nine straight points, seven by Brown, to draw within two.

Stacey Dales hit a 3 with just under two minutes left, but those were the last points the Sooners would score.

With the score 68-68 with 48 seconds left, Oklahoma tried to get the ball inside, but Tai Dillard made a steal and passed to Brown for the layup. On its next possession, Oklahoma tried to get the ball to Whaley, but she traveled as the defense collapsed around her.

Texas advanced to the semifinals to play sixth-ranked Texas Tech, which beat Colorado 76-60.