OU Holds On, Beats Colorado 82-67

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 20, 2007

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Courtney Paris had 26 points and 17 rebounds for her 44th straight double-double as No. 7 Oklahoma defeated Colorado 82-67 Saturday night.

Paris' twin sister, Ashley, added 12 points for the Sooners (15-1, 5-0 Big 12).

Jasmina Ilic scored 29 points for Colorado (8-9, 2-3 Big 12) on 7-for-18 shooting.

Jackie McFarland had 17 points and 14 rebounds for her 11th double-double, second in the conference only to Courtney Paris.

Colorado trailed by as many as 16 points before rallying to take a four-point lead with 13:11 to go, but the Buffaloes couldn't overcome 36 percent shooting.

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"I just think we didn't play with great deal of fire," Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said. "We played pretty uninspired, pretty flat all night long. We didn't do a good job on the boards in that stretch and we just missed a bunch of shots."

Oklahoma had a 43-34 rebounding edge and had 18 second-chance points.

"We had a great deal of respect for Colorado coming in," Coale said. "They've been really good at home. And their shooting had been really good at home. We talked about that they have more big players than most teams in our league, so they could kind of keep running them at (Courtney Paris). We have great respect for what they can do offensively and knew that they would try to limit Courtney and we had to score from the high post."

Colorado is also winless in its last 20 games against ranked opponents.

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