Dec. 16, 2007
Oklahoma trailed Michigan State 28-17 in the first half. It was the fewest points scored by Oklahoma in a first half since trailing Texas 29-17 in the first half of their matchup on Jan. 10, 2004, a span of 129 games. OU lost that game with Texas, 63-58.
OU's 24.5 percent (8-of-34) field goal shooting was its worst first-half performance this season. Previously, OU's worst first-half shooting came against Tennessee when the Sooners made just 34.4 percent (11-of-32) of their field goal attempts.
OU trailed by 11 at the half, but opened the second period with a 12-3 run in the first three minutes to close the gap to 31-29. Michigan State used two timeouts during that span. During the run, OU was 6-for-6 from the field and forced three Spartan turnovers.
Oklahoma made its first nine field goals of the second half.
All of Ashley Paris' 12 points came in the second half.
With 13 points and 13 rebounds, Paris' double-double streak extended to 70 consecutive games. Paris has recorded a double-double in 75 of 78 career games.
After making just one of seven free throws prior to the final minute of the game, Paris was clutch, dropping two to put the Sooners up 62-55 with 30.7 second remaining.
Robinson scored 12 points, her seventh game in double figures. Against opponents ranked in the Top 25 (Maryland, Tennessee, Arizona State and Michingan State), Robinson scores a team best 14.8 points per game.
The sophomore forward recorded a double-double in the best game of her career. It was the first double-double counted by a current Sooner not named Paris.
Thompson recorded career bests in points (14), rebounds (14), matched her career best in steals (3) and had four blocks.
Thompson's high school team, Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.), made the trip to East Lansing, Mich., to watch her performance.