Thursday, April 2, 2009
OU Women Advance to Final Four, 74-68
Though the season is over for the Oklahoma men's basketball team, the Sooner ladies are heading to St. Louis where they will compete with three other teams for the number one spot in NCAA women's basketball.
The cemented their ticket to St. Louis after defeating the Purdue Boilermakers, 74-68.
With this opportunity, Courtney Paris now has the chance to back up her national championship guarantee earlier in the season, leading the charge for Oklahoma with 19 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 blocks.
If the Sooners don't win the title, Paris announced on her sneior night that she'd give back her scholarship.
They earned their second trip to the Final Four in school history, the only other time they reached this point was back in 2002, where they met Connecticut in the title game. They're the first Big 12 team to reach the Final Four since the Baylor Bears won the national championship in 2005.