Oklahoma women dominate Marist

NORMAN (AP) — Freshman guard Whitney Hand scored a career-high 20 points and Danielle Robinson added 17 points and a career-best eight assists as No. 4 Oklahoma beat Marist 83-57 Wednesday night in a tuneup before its showdown against top-ranked Connecticut.

Courtney Paris extended her streak of double-doubles to 97 straight with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a season-low 22 minutes as the Sooners (4-1) opened a 15-point lead in the first 6 minutes and were never challenged.

Rachelle Fitz scored 17 points and Erica Allenspach added 10 for the Red Foxes (3-1), the top vote-getter outside the Top 25 this week.

Next up for Oklahoma is a trip to Connecticut on Sunday to face the No. 1 Huskies.

Cowgirls outgun New Orleans 84-54

STILLWATER (AP) — Tegan Cunningham scored a career-high 23 points and sparked a key 12-0 run by No. 18 Oklahoma State as the Cowgirls routed New Orleans 84-54 on Wednesday.

Cunningham, a junior transfer from Seward County (Kan.) Community College playing in her fourth NCAA Division I game, hit back-to-back 3-point field goals as Oklahoma State (3-1) turned a 16-point lead into a 28-point advantage with 7:30 left.

Candice McGee led New Orleans (2-2) with 11 points.

Oklahoma State went 25-of-32 from the free-throw line and 7-of-21 from 3-point range, while the Privateers went to the line just nine times and committed 25 turnovers, 16 coming in the second half.

Andrea Riley scored 21 points and Kristin Hernandez added 11 for Oklahoma State.

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