Dec. 21, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Ashley Paris had 20 points and 10 rebounds, one of three players with double-doubles for No. 6 Oklahoma as the Sooners routed in-state rival Tulsa 94-42 on Sunday.
Courtney Paris had 16 points and 10 rebounds, extending her NCAA-record streak of consecutive double-doubles to 103 games, while Danielle Robinson added 13 points, 10 assists and five steals for Oklahoma (9-2).
It's the second time in school history Oklahoma has had three players record double-doubles in a game. The other time came on Nov. 23, when the Sooners lost 80-79 to North Carolina. It was the 20th time the Paris twins both had a double-double in the same game.
Oklahoma is 24-2 against Tulsa (3-6).
Larissa Williams led Tulsa with 13 points. The Golden Hurricane committed 28 turnovers and shot 29 percent from the field while posting their lowest point total of the season. It was Tulsa's worst loss since falling 90-36 at Duke on Dec. 14, 2003.
Nyeshia Stevenson came off the bench to score 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Oklahoma, which shot 52 percent from the field.
The game figured to be one of the less-challenging on the Sooners' nonconference schedule, as Tulsa was picked in the preseason to finish seventh in Conference USA -- a far cry from previous Oklahoma opponents such as Connecticut, North Carolina, Arizona State and California.
The Sooners rallied from a 26-point deficit in their most recent game, an 86-75 win at California on Dec. 13, and continued that momentum against the Golden Hurricane, seizing control from the start.
Tulsa had four turnovers in its first five possessions and the Sooners led 6-0 within 89 seconds. The Golden Hurricane came within 8-6, but Oklahoma quickly reasserted itself with seven straight points, including a 3-pointer by Nyeshia Stevenson, and never was challenged again.
Oklahoma's lead hit 10 points at the 9:13 mark of the first half and 20 at the 5:17 mark. The Sooners scored 17 straight points in one stretch.
By halftime, Oklahoma led 45-17 and Tulsa had as many turnovers as points.
Oklahoma freshman Whitney Hand hit two 3-pointers to start the second half, part of a 19-0 run that put the Sooners ahead 64-17 with 16:10 left.
The Sooners extended their lead throughout the rest of the game, peaking at 55 points.
ReShawndra Jackson added seven points for Tulsa.