Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield lifts Sooners past Texas-Arlington

By RYAN OSBORNE, Associated Press Published: November 16, 2012
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— Buddy Hield scored 17 points as Oklahoma escaped with a 63-59 win over Texas-Arlington on Friday night.

Hield scored all 17 of his points in the first half, when the Sooners (2-0) put together a 24-3 run en route to a 38-28 halftime lead.

Oklahoma extended the lead to 17 points with 15:13 left in the game, but the Mavericks (1-1) rallied to tie the game at 57-all on a Jordan Reeves jumper with 2:46 left.

Steven Pledger made a 3-pointer on the Sooners' next possession to retake the lead, and Oklahoma hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 23 seconds to seal the win.

Kevin Butler led Texas-Arlington with 14 points, and Karol Gruszecki had 13.