No. 2 Oklahoma holds off Oklahoma State 74-72

Ponca City Now - January 14, 2016 10:54 am

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – Buddy Hield scored 26 points to help No. 2 Oklahoma hold off a spirited Oklahoma State squad 74-72 on Wednesday night.

Hield made 10 of 17 shots for the Sooners (14-1, 3-1 Big 12), but he committed 10 turnovers, including a crucial one that gave Oklahoma State a chance to win. Jeffrey Carroll missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer for the Cowboys as time expired.

Jawun Evans scored 42 points, an Oklahoma State (9-7, 1-3) record for a freshman and the third-most points in school history.

The final minute was a whirlwind. Evans made a layup to cut Oklahoma’s lead to 74-71, then Jeff Newberry stole the ball from Hield.

Hield fouled Evans with 3 seconds left. Evans made the first free throw and missed the second, and Oklahoma State got possession with 0.8 seconds left to set up Carroll’s miss.

Evans made 18 of 31 shots and doubled his season high point total for the Cowboys.

 

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