OU Rallies Past TTU 80-72

Courtney Paris scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to help No. 2 Oklahoma rally to beat Texas Tech 80-72 on Tuesday night for its 19th straight win.

It was the 11th time in her career that Paris has gotten over 20 points and rebounds.

The Sooners (23-2, 11-0 Big 12) trailed 63-54 with 8:08 left before going on a 16-2 run over the next 4½ minutes to take a 70-65 lead with 3:51 left. They held on for the victory marking the best record in school history through 25 games.

Ashley Paris added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Sooners, whose winning streak matches the best in program history set during the 2006 season.

Jordan Murphree scored a career-high 25 points for the Lady Raiders (14-11, 4-7).

Oklahoma trailed by four at the half before Texas Tech opened up its nine-point lead. Murphree scored seven straight points, including a 3-pointer, that gave the Lady Raiders their 63-54 advantage.

The Sooners rallied behind the Paris sisters. They combined for 12 points during the decisive spurt, including going 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

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Ashley Paris' free throw with 5 minutes left gave Oklahoma a 66-65 advantage -- its first lead since midway through the first half.

Texas Tech was able to get within four points twice in the final 1:33, but Oklahoma made all six of its free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

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