At least through the first half, 12th-seeded Missouri is hanging with fifth-seeded Oklahoma.
The Sooners got off to a terrible start, missing seven of their first eight shots with three turnovers and Missouri held a 6-2 lead just over five minutes into the game.
Oklahoma responded with an 11-2 run to take a 13-8 lead, but Missouri didn't go away and led 21-17 with four minutes left in the half.
But Missouri did not score again as the Sooners ended the half with a 7-0 run to lead 24-21 lead.
Oklahoma would be in real trouble if not for Courtney Paris. She already has a double-double in the first half with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The rest of the team is a combined 5-for-26 from the field.
_ John Miller