OU basketball notebook: Buddy Hield says Sooners are a team that will get hot

Hield isn’t worried about what seed OU winds up on Sunday night after Thursday’s 78-73 loss to Baylor.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 13, 2014

The Bears were 23 of 35 from the line while the Sooners managed just seven free-throw attempts all game (five makes).

Royce O’Neale’s two missed free throws with 12 seconds left gave the Sooners yet another chance, with Jordan Woodard hitting a 3-pointer to cut the margin to three, but then Brady Heslip made both after getting fouled to put the game away.

Oklahoma outscored the Bears 26-22 in the paint but didn’t attack the rim much early. Baylor outscored OU 18-14 in the paint in the first half and 12-4 off turnovers.

TIP-INS

The Sooners hit 12 3-pointers and lost for the first time all season when making at least 10 from behind the arc. OU is 11-1 in such games. ... Baylor’s 47 points were the second-most surrendered by the Sooners in a first half all season. … OU turned the ball over just nine times, but Baylor converted them into 16 points. … After not scoring 18 or more points in 12 consecutive games, Cam Clark has scored at least 18 in four of the last five. … Baylor coach Scott Drew tied the all-time record at Baylor with his 201st victory at the school.

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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