Jody Conradt of Texas became just the second women's basketball coach to win 800 games, reaching that milestone last night when the 17th-ranked Longhorns beat No. 7 Texas Tech, 69-58, in Austin.
Stacy Stephens had 16 of her 20 points in the second half, and Heather Schreiber had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as Texas (12-4, 5-0 Big 12) snapped Tech's 15-game winning streak and stayed in first place in the conference.
Jia Perkins and Plenette Pierson led Texas Tech (15-2, 4-1) with 16 points each.
Conradt joined Tennessee's Pat Summitt (802) as the only women's coaches in the 800-victory club. Summitt got in Jan. 14 with a win over DePaul.
Conradt, 61, is 800-262 in 34 seasons, with one national championship. She and Summitt started the season tied at 788 wins.
After the final buzzer sounded, Stephens dumped a bucket of confetti on her coach's head, the crowd chanted "Jody, Jody, Jody," and players mugged for courtside television cameras.
Only three Division I men's coaches -- North Carolina's Dean Smith, Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary's -- have 800 or more wins. Texas Tech coach Bob Knight is close with 798. Smith retired in 1997 with a record 879 victories.
Conradt's 800th victory was a tense battle between Big 12 rivals. The Longhorns led for the entire game but didn't have it secured until clutch free throw shooting in the final minute.
Stephens, 1 of 8 from the floor in the first half, hit her first three shots after the break in a scoring outburst that gave the Longhorns a 36-25 lead.
Schreiber, who also had a tough shooting night, made up for it with tenacious rebounding and two key baskets in the final four minutes.
Texas led 54-51 before Schreiber turned around Pierson with a slick spin move in the lane and scored. She followed it with another layup to give the Longhorns a 58-51 cushion with 3:33 to play.
* OKLAHOMA 61, KANSAS 49: Maria Villarroel had 23 points to lead the No. 22 Sooners past the surprisingly stubborn Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kan. The Sooners (11-5, 3-1 Big 12) have won their last five against Kansas (7-9, 0-5), adding to the Jayhawks' 21-game losing streak in the conference.