OU basketball: Buddy Hield, Cam Clark come up big in second half

The Sooners' run really got going when Hield broke free from Baylor's zone, drained a 3-pointer to put OU ahead for the first time since the opening half.
by Ryan Aber Published: January 19, 2014

NORMAN — Early in the second half against Baylor on Saturday, things didn't look good for Oklahoma.

The Sooners' two leading scorers throughout the season — Buddy Hield and Cam Clark — had been non-factors for most of the last three halves.

After Baylor honored its Big 12 championship football team at halftime and scored the half's first bucket to go up eight, the Ferrell Center was rocking.

But then the Sooners duo got going and No. 25 Oklahoma went on to upset No. 12 Baylor.

First, Clark hit a jumper. Isaiah Cousins drained a jumper. Hield hit a layup.

The Sooners' run really got going when Hield broke free from Baylor's zone, drained a 3-pointer to put the Sooners ahead for the first time since the opening half and OU was off and going.

The play wasn't even supposed to be for Hield but instead for Ryan Spangler.

“We were running this play that was really for Spang down low,” Clark said. “But I saw Buddy. He was hot. When he's hot man, you've gotta get him the ball. You see what he can do. I was looking for him in transition and things like that and he was able to knock down shots.”

With Hield's ability to quickly turn games around like he did Saturday, the Sooners could ill-afford to go without their sparkplug for any length of time.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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