Oklahoma basketball: Iowa State clamps down on Buddy Hield late

From Staff Reports Published: February 1, 2014
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photo - Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) chases after a loose ball after it was knocked away from him by Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard (10) and Oklahoma forward Cameron Clark (21) late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Ejim had 22 points and 16 rebound in Iowa State's 81-75 victory. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)
Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) chases after a loose ball after it was knocked away from him by Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard (10) and Oklahoma forward Cameron Clark (21) late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Ejim had 22 points and 16 rebound in Iowa State's 81-75 victory. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

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.

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