March 30, 2010
The Sooners are 25-12 all-time in the NCAA Championship and 3-0 in the regional final. OU also advanced to the Final Four in 2002 and 2009.
Senior forward Amanda Thompson played in her 137th game as a Sooner, matching Ashley and Courtney Paris (2006-09) for second most all-time.
Amanda Thompson collected her 16th double-double of the season, 12 of them against ranked teams and has three double-doubles in four NCAA Championship games.
Oklahoma had a 19-6 scoring run once Danielle Robinson went to the bench with four fouls beginning at the 8:38 mark and ending when she substituted into the game with 3:45 to play.
The Kansas City Regional All-Tournament Team included Notre Dame’s Melissa Lechlitner, Kentucky’s Victoria Dunlap and Oklahoma’s Danielle Robinson, Amanda Thompson and Nyeshia Stevenson, who was named Most Outstanding Player.
Oklahoma is 10-10 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 this season.
Oklahoma will appear in the program’s third Final Four and in its second consecutive after defeating Kentucky. The Sooners are 3-0 all-time in NCAA Regional Finals.
Nyeshia Stevenson’s 31 points was the second best game of her career. Stevenson scored 32 against Marist on Dec. 8 after hitting an OU single-game record nine 3-pointers.