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2008 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship
Game 1: No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Missouri

March 11, 2008

 

Final Score: Mizzou 70 - Oklahoma 64 (OT)

 

Session One attendance: 3,344

 

Starters
Missouri: Johnson, Scott, Jones, Richbow, Hollins
Oklahoma: A. Paris, Thompson, C. Paris, Plumley, Robinson

 

2007-08 Regular Season
  • The Sooners won the only matchup between the two squads this season, a 64-57 victory in Columbia on Feb. 6.

 

Updated Head-to-Head Figures
  • OU leads the all-time series 29-24
  • OU has won 9 of the last 11 matchups
  • Mizzou evened its all-time tourney record (1-1) against OU
  • Cindy Stein now holds a 3-9 career record against the Sooners
  • Sherri Coale is now 8-5 all-time against Mizzou

 

At the Conference Tournament
  • The Tigers are now 6-11 all-time at the conference tournament
  • The Sooners currently own a 17-8 overall record in tourney action

 

In the First Round
  • This was the first time in championship history that a No. 12 seed defeated a No. 5 seed. The fifth seed is now 11-1, while the twelfth seed stands at 1-11.
  • Mizzou is now 5-6 all-time in the championship's first round and holds the same opening-round record against South Division opponents
  • OU is now 4-4 in the tourney's first round

 

OU by the Numbers
  • Courtney Paris' 30 points and 20 marks earned her 95th career and 90th consecutive double-double. She earned her double-double by halftime, at which point she had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
  • This is only the second time Courtney Paris has posted 30 or more points this season. She has grabbed 20 or more rebounds six times this season.
  • Ashley Paris earned her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 23 rebounds. Her 23 rebounds were a career high and mark the first time this season she out-rebounded sister Paris (20).
  • The team's 10 blocks ties with Kansas State (2003) for the second most in tournament history
  • This is the third time OU has had two players with 10 or more rebounds in a single championship game
  • Ashley and Courtney Paris represent the first two players to grab or 20 or more rebounds in a tourney game
  • Only four players in tournament history have gathered 20 boards in a game (Courtney 3, Ashley 1)
  • OU's 24 first-half points was their third lowest of the season
  • The Sooners shot .330 from the floor and .273 from the charity stripe, their lowest figures of the season
  • OU tied its second lowest turnover total with 12
  • The team's 53 regulation points was its second-lowest total of the season (lowest was 50 vs. Texas on March 2)
  • The Sooners' 62 rebounds is their second highest of the season and mark the third time in 2007-08 that they have grabbed 60+ rebounds

 

MU by the Numbers
  • This is the first time since Feb. 17, 2007 (No. 19 Nebraska) that the Tigers beat a ranked opponent
  • Mizzou is now 1-7 vs. ranked opponents on the season
  • Mizzou now ranks 5-1 in 2007-08 when scoring 70+ points
  • Jessra Johnson earned her fifth double-double of the season with her 16 points and 14 rebounds
  • Alyssa Hollins has posted 15 or more points 19 times this season
  • Amanda Hanneman and Shakara Jones scored double digits for the 10th and 15th times, respectively, this season
  • Hanneman made a 3-pointer with :21 left to go to send the game into overtime
  • Toy Richbow set a new career high in steals with her 5 on Tuesday. She also grabbed 6 or more rebounds for the fourth time this season.

 

Overtime
  • This was just the fourth game sent to overtime in tournament history
  • Mizzou is now 2-1 in overtime this year
  • With the loss to Mizzou, OU now stands 0-1 in overtime this season
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