Feb. 12, 2008
Final Stats |
Coale's Challenge: OU head coach Sherri Coale pledged to donate $1 to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund for every student in attendance at OU's final three home games. Coale will match that donation with an equal amount for OU's Campus Activities Council to disperse among the university's registered student organizations. Tonight's game was the first to count towards the challenge. The official numbers of students in attendance Tuesday night was 468.
The win was Coale's 250th in her 12th season as Oklahoma's head coach. Coale's overall record is 250-122 (.672). Coale is the program's all-time leader in coaching victories and winning percentage.
The attendance of 12,168 was a Lloyd Noble Center women's basketball attendance record. The previous record was 12,112 set in OU's whiteout game versus Baylor on Feb. 12, 2006. Tonight's game was the fifth in program history -- all in the past five seasons -- to reach an official attendance greater than the seating capacity of the Lloyd Noble Center (12,000).
The Sooners had 17 first-half turnovers to match its most in a half (17 in first half versus Kansas on Jan. 30). OU had just four turnovers in the second half compared to Texas A&M's nine.
After trailing 32-26 at halftime, OU opened the second half with an 11-0 run.
After shooting 33.3 percent from the field in the first half of play, the Sooners shot 65.4 percent in the second half, for a 49.1 percent total.
Oklahoma recorded 18 second chance points, compared to five by Texas A&M.
The Sooners blocked seven of the Aggies shots, allowing Texas A&M to block only one.
Paris had 3 blocks to pass Cisti Greenwalt (Texas Tech, 121 games, 2002-05) as the Big 12's career blocked shots record holder. Paris and Greenwalt were tied at 300 blocks entering Tuesday's game. Paris now has 303 career blocks.
Paris recorded her 83rd consecutive double-double. It was the 88th career double-double for Paris, who has played 91 collegiate games. Entering the night, Paris was tied with Tim Duncan, who holds the NCAA men's record, at 87 career double-doubles.
Paris reached 20 points scored for the fourth straight game (all played in February).
Plumley, who was scoreless in the past two games on 0-for-9 field goal shooting, scored a team-leading nine first-half points.
Plumley made at least four 3-pointers for the fourth time this season and eighth time in the sophomore's career, but the first time since the Sooners' sixth game versus Arkansas State on Dec. 2, 2007.
Plumley finished the game with a season high 18 points surpassing her previous best of 15.
Robinson scored all of her 15 points in the second half. Her record for points in a half is 17 from her second-half performance versus Iowa State.
Robinson was 5-of-5 from the free throw line, besting her 4-for-4 charity stripe performance against Nebraska (Jan. 16).
Robinson reached double-figure scoring for the 16th time in her career.