Sooners Boom Lady Tigers 75-54

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Thursday, March 09 2006 Mar 9, 2006 Thursday, March 09, 2006 10:17:37 PM CST March 09, 2006 in Tiger Talk

Mizzou found itself in an early hole as Oklahoma (28-4) scored the game's first twelve points with four consecutive three-pointers. OU's Courtney Paris had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the game, equaling Mizzou's first half scoring output. The Tigers trailed the Sooners 46-17 at intermission.

"Obviously we have to get off to a better start," said MU head coach Cindy Stein. "This was just one of those days where we weren't on top of our game."

The Sooners' shot 51.6% from the field while holding Missouri's leading scorer, LaToya Bond, to only six points on 1-of-5 shooting for the game. Stein had nothing but praise for the victorious opponent.

"They should be a number one seed in the NCAA tournament. They're an outstanding team and they were hitting on all cylinders," Stein said.

Missouri (21-9) turns its sights to the NCAA selection committee and what seems to be a certain invite to the big dance. The lady Tigers expressed hunger for redemption and an opportunity to continue their season following Thursday's 21-point loss.

"We're not just going to lay down," said Missouri guard Tiffany Brooks. "We're going to take this [loss] as something to learn from, and we're going to regroup and continue."

Oklahoma faces the Texas A&M-Baylor winner for the Big 12 tournament title on Saturday.

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