Dec 14, 2002

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Chelsi Welch scored 16 points, including six straight late in the second half, as No. 15 Oklahoma rallied to beat TCU 68-64 Saturday night.

A layup by Tiffany Evans gave TCU a 58-57 lead with 4:40 left. Welch countered with a pair of free throws and two layups to give Oklahoma (8-2) a 62-57 lead.

Trailing 65-61, Tricia Payne made a 3-pointer to lift TCU (3-5) within 65-64 with 14 seconds left.

Oklahoma's Stephanie Luce made a free throw and Dionnah Jackson hit two free throws to put the game out of reach.

Maria Villarroel had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Jackson added 17 and six assists.

Evans led TCU with 14 points.