Texas pushes past Oklahoma 82-72

The Associated PressMarch 9, 2014
Texas pushes past Oklahoma 82-72
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Oklahoma center Nicole Griffin (4) shoots over Texas center Imani McGee-Stafford (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference women's tournament in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Chassidy Fussell scored 16 points and Nneka Enemkpali added 13 rebounds as third-seeded Texas defeated No. 6 seed Oklahoma 82-72 in the Big 12 quarterfinals on Saturday night.

Imani McGee-Stafford added 15 points and Enemkpali chipped in 10 for Texas (21-10), which will go up against second-seeded and seventh-ranked West Virginia (28-3) in the semifinals on Sunday.

Oklahoma (18-14) held a seven-point advantage at the break - despite shooting 37.9 percent from the floor - after the Sooners knocked down eight 3-pointers in the first half. The Longhorns opened up the second half on a 12-2 run, however, to take the lead for good.

The Sooners, who shot 50 percent (8 of 16) from distance at the break, cooled off in the second half, finishing with 13 3-pointers on 33 attempts. Aaryn Ellenberg scored 21 points for Oklahoma and Sharane Campbell added 12.