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Oklahoma vs. Iowa State
Jan. 11, 2014
• In a battle of two of the nation’s highest scoring teams, Oklahoma made a season-high-tying 13 3-pointers and handed No. 9/7 Iowa State its first loss of the season, 87-82, in Norman. The Sooners (13-3, 2-1) posted a 41-34 rebounding advantage and outscored the Cyclones (14-1, 2-1) in second-chance points by a 22-2 count.
• Iowa State entered the game averaging just 9.6 turnovers a game. The Cyclones committed 13 turnovers today and Oklahoma turned them into 25 points.
• OU sophomore guard Buddy Hield made a career-high six 3-pointers on 12 attempts and tallied 22 points for the second time in three games (18 in the other). Hield, whose career high is 23 points, added five rebounds, an assist and a steal in his 32 minutes. He has scored at least 17 points in 10 of 16 games this year and has reached double digits in 15 (did it seven times all of last season).
• In three meetings last year (two Iowa State wins), the Cyclones outscored OU 87-36 from 3-point range. Today, the Sooners posted a 39-18 advantage. Hield matched ISU’s total himself. The Cyclones entered the game averaging a Big 12-leading 9.1 treys per outing.
• Sophomore guard Isaiah Cousins finished with 17 points for his second-highest career total (career high is 19). He was 5-for-8 from the field and tied a career high with three 3-pointers on six tries. He is 6-for-11 from 3-point range in Big 12 play (.545). Cousins already has more than twice as many points this year (174 in 16 games) than he did all of last season (85 in 32 games).
• Sophomore forward Ryan Spangler registered his Big 12-leading sixth double-double of the year with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Seven of his boards were offensive. Spangler now has eight double-digit rebounding games this year, more than the entire OU roster last season (seven). He was 4-for-5 from the field today and has shot at least 50 percent in every game this year. Spangler also went 8-for-9 at the free throw line today and is 11-for-12 (.917) in Big 12 play (shot .540 in non-conference games).
• Senior guard Cameron Clark, who entered the game leading the Big 12 with his 18.7 points per game, was held to 12 points on 4-for-16 field goal shooting. Clark was 0-for-7 in the second half but did also contribute six rebounds, three assists and two steals on the day.
• Freshman point guard Jordan Woodard finished with a game-high five assists (his most in five games) against just one turnover in 35 minutes. He added seven points but did not go to the free throw line (entered game leading Big 12 in makes and attempts with 95 and 121).
• OU’s win was its ninth in the last 10 games against Iowa State in Norman and 23rd in the last 27 at Lloyd Noble Center.
• The Sooners are back in action Tuesday when it plays at No. 25 Kansas State at 6 p.m. (ESPN2).