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Woodard, Hield help No. 24 Oklahoma rally past Oklahoma St

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jordan Woodard scored a season-high 17 points to help No. 24 Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 64-56 on Saturday night.

Buddy Hield scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime for the Sooners (14-7, 5-4 Big 12). He had 27 in the previous meeting, an 82-65 win for the Sooners in Norman.

Ryan Spangler had 13 points, nine rebounds and a career-high six assists for the Sooners. Oklahoma held the Cowboys to 32 percent shooting in the second half to erase a halftime deficit.

Phil Forte scored 15 points and Le’Bryan Nash had 12 for the Cowboys (14-7, 4-5), who lost at home for just the second time this season.

Forte, the Big 12’s No. 2 scorer, had just four points in the second half. Nash, the conference’s No. 3 scorer, played most of the game with foul trouble.

Early in the game, Oklahoma threw a ball away and Isaiah Cousins eased up because he thought it would be a backcourt violation. Forte hustled, got to the ball first and made an easy layup to give the Cowboys a 7-2 lead.

A lob from Anthony Hickey to Anthony Allen for a monster jam got the crowd onto its feet and gave the Cowboys a 27-15 lead.

Oklahoma State led 32-25 at halftime and shot 48 percent, despite Nash playing just four minutes because he had two fouls. Forte scored 11 points on 3-for-3 shooting before the break.

Oklahoma scored the first five points of the second half. The Cowboys pushed their lead back to eight, but the Sooners responded again and a 3-pointer by Hield gave the Sooners a 40-38 lead.

Nash picked up his fourth foul with just over five minutes remaining. Michael Cobbins, Oklahoma State’s rim protector, fouled out with 4:13 to play.


Oklahoma: Hield made all 10 of his shots from the field in the first meeting, but his only basket of this first half came with 7:50 left. He made all four of his field goals in the second half. … Oklahoma made 4 of 6 3-pointers in the second half after making 2 of 8 in the first 20 minutes.

Oklahoma St.: Coach Travis Ford broke out his bright orange blazer. … Forte entered the game having made 28 consecutive free throws, and he made three more on Saturday before finally missing late in the first half.


Oklahoma: Hosts West Virginia on Tuesday.

Oklahoma State: at Texas on Wednesday.


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