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Oklahoma tames rival Oklahoma State

Jan 18, 2015 - 4:22 AM Norman, OK ( - The Bedlam rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State proved to be quite calm as the 18th-ranked Sooners rolled over the 24th-ranked Cowboys, 82-65, on Saturday.

Buddy Hield did not miss from the floor on his way to a 27-point game that included four 3-pointers for the Sooners (12-5, 3-2 Big 12). Jordan Woodard added 13 points and Ryan Spangler scored 11 points with 11 rebounds.

"My teammates found me in good spots," said Hield. "I just stepped up and made some shots, but I couldn't do it without them. Hats off to them for finding me."

Oklahoma's defense was effective against the conference's two leading scorers, Le'Bryan Nash and Phil Forte. The Cowboys' stars were limited to 15 and 11 points, respectively, well below their combined average of over 35 points per game.

Off the bench for Oklahoma State (12-5, 2-3), Leyton Hammonds hit five shots from long distance for 15 points. Anthony Hickey chipped in 14 points with eight boards.

After Oklahoma State scored the first bucket to go up 2-0, it was all downhill for the Cowboys. Oklahoma went on an 11-0 run to take command of the game. The Cowboys later got baskets on consecutive possessions, but Oklahoma State would not hit a shot from the field in the final six minutes of the half.

"Yeah, we didn't start the game the way we needed to," said Cowboys coach Travis Ford.

The Cowboys went 0-for-13 from beyond the arc in the first half. Meanwhile, Hield could not miss. He was 3-of-3 from long distance in an 18-point first half as the Sooners took a 41-20 lead into the break.

After missing 25 straight 3-pointers dating back to the first half against Kansas on Tuesday, the Cowboys finally connected from long distance 8 1/2 minutes into the second half. Hammonds hit his first 3 of the game, but Oklahoma State still trailed by 19.

With 5 1/2 minutes to go, Hickey's layup cut the Cowboys' deficit to 15. Hield responded immediately with another 3. A few trips down the floor later, Hickey hit a triple of his own to pull within 14 points, but again the Sooners had an answer from long range, this time courtesy of Frank Booker.

Game Notes

All three of Oklahoma State's conference losses have come on the road ... This is just the second time since 2005 that Bedlam has been played between two ranked teams ... With five steals, Hickey moved past 250 in his career ... The Sooners are the first team to shoot better than 50 percent against the Cowboys ... Oklahoma travels to Kansas for its next game on Monday, and Oklahoma State hosts Texas Tech on Wednesday.