OU, Paris edge Tech
Sooners perfect in Big 12; Cowgirls winless
Lubbock, Texas ? Courtney Paris got a triple-double and set an NCAA freshman rebounding record as No. 9 Oklahoma held off Texas Tech, 60-59, on Wednesday night, denying Lady Raider coach Marsha Sharp a final regular-season home win.
Paris, a candidate for national player of the year, scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 10 shots for the Sooners (26-4, 16-0), who became the first team to go undefeated in the Big 12 since the league began in 1996. She got her record-breaking 444th rebound of the season late in the game.
Last week, Sharp announced she was resigning at the end of the season, her 24th at Tech. Her record is 571-188.
No. 10 Baylor 72, Texas 64
Austin, Texas – Sophia Young scored 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Baylor over Texas.
Young scored nine straight late in the second half to help put the game away and send the Lady Bears into the Big 12 tournament on a five-game winning streak.
Texas senior guard Nina Norman scored a career-high 25 in her final home game for the Longhorns (13-14, 7-9).
No. 25 Texas A&M 65, Oklahoma State 47
Stillwater, Okla. – Morenike Atunrase scored 22 points, and freshman Danielle Gant came off the bench for a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Texas A&M over Oklahoma State.
The Cowgirls suffered their 23rd straight conference loss. They are just the second team in Big 12 history to go winless in league play. Kansas University also went 0-16 in the 2001-02 season.
Nebraska 75, Missouri 62
Columbia, Mo. – Kiera Hardy made four three-pointers and had 28 points to lead Nebraska.
Nebraska led 34-30 at the half and outrebounded the Tigers 35-29 in a game that saw the lead change only three times.