Buddy Hield had a career-high 30 points in Oklahoma's 81-75 loss at Iowa State on Saturday.
But Iowa State defended Hield better late in the game.
After his dunk tied it with just less than 16 minutes remaining, Hield was held without a field goal the rest of the way.
He missed a pair of 3-pointers and a jumper. Hield did make five free throws the rest of the way, but also turned the ball over three times.
“They just started to pressure a little bit,” Hield said. “They started to face guard a little bit, but as a basketball player, you've got to try to find ways to get open. I could've done more to help my teammates. I feel like we fought at the end, but there were some missed opportunities we had to win the ballgame.”
Hield's previous career high was 23 points.
COUSINS HAS CAREER GAME
OU sophomore guard Isaiah Cousins has had bigger scoring games, but he turned in his first double-double against the Cyclones.
Cousins had 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Cousins hadn't had more than seven rebounds in any game in his career.
“I thought Isaiah was attacking all night,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. “I thought he was aggressive and made a lot of good plays. We needed that especially when you go on the road.”
Cousins added four assists.
The Sooners play at West Virginia at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a game televised by ESPNU. The Mountaineers have won three of their last four, including an 81-71 win over Kansas State on Saturday.
West Virginia is the only Big 12 team the Sooners have yet to play this season.
The Sooners swept the Mountaineers last season, winning all three meetings. OU and West Virginia played a nonconference game in the Old Spice Classic before Big 12 play began last year.