No. 9 Oklahoma 67, Tulsa 47
Dec. 8, 2007
Oklahoma (6-2) won its sixth straight game since dropping contests to No. 3 Maryland (Nov. 11) and No. 1 Tennessee (Nov. 15). The Sooners improved their series record against Tulsa to 22-3, including a 11-1 advantage in Tulsa.
Ashley Paris recorded a career best with 11 defensive rebounds. Paris totaled 13 rebounds, a season high.
With 11 points and 12 rebounds in the first period, Courtney Paris scored her 11th career double-double in the first half. It was the 26th time in 77 career games that Paris has totaled double-digit points and rebounds in a single half.
Paris's double-double streak now stands at 69 games. She has 74 double-doubles in 77 career games.
Paris recorded four blocks in today's game, giving her at least two blocks in five of eight games played this season.
Paris' 22 rebounds broke Rice's Lauren Neaves' (Feb. 17, 2007) record for most boards by an individual Tulsa opponent.
With five steals today, Plumley has recorded at least three steals in four of the past five games.
Robinson's six assists matched a career best.
Though Robinson did not record a steal in Saturday's game, she did deflect the ball out of bounds on four occasions and took one charge. Robinson has recorded the most steals by a Sooner to start a career, totaling 22 after eight games. LaNeisha Caufield (1998-99) had 21 after eight games.
In the closest game she will play this season to her hometown of Marshall, Ark., Vining connected on her first three field-goal attempts of the game, including two 3-pointers, making a shot for the first time since the North Texas game (Nov. 27). It was her first game with multiple field goals made.
Vining entered the game with 10 points scored. She doubled her career total with 10 points Saturday.
Stevenson, who had been making a statement from beyond the arc with 10-of-14 3-point shooting in the past four games, exploited Tulsa's defense with her speed by scoring her first four points off the fast break.