OU women win double-overtime thriller

Kendra Moore's 13 points in both overtimes helps Sooners improve to 16-1.

Facing their first potential loss against Big 12 competition in 24 games, it was the smallest player on the floor, not the biggest, who helped sixth-ranked Oklahoma to an 86-81 double-overtime win over Texas Tech.

Texas Tech found a way shutdown Oklahoma center Courtney Paris holding the center scoreless in both overtimes, but it was senior guard Kendra Moore who picked up the slack scoring 13 of her career-high 20 points in the extra sessions

And in the final overtime alone, Moore outscored the Red Raiders 6-5.

Paris extended her double-double streak to 45 games with 22 points and 16 rebounds, despite only hitting 9 of her 24 attempts.

Chelsi Welch added 15 and Ashley Paris chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds.

Senior Erin Higgins only scored eight points, but none were bigger than her 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation that kept the Sooners alive and forced overtime.

With the win, the Sooners stretched their win streak against their conference opponents to 25 games and improved to 16-1, which is the best 17-game start in the history of the program.

The Sooners will return to the court Wednesday for a 6 p.m. matchup against Iowa State at the Lloyd Noble Center.

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