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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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After knocking down 10 of 16 3-pointers in the first half, the Sooners (12-2, 1-0 Big 12) cooled off after halftime. They were still able to win their Big 12 opener despite the Longhorns (11-3, 0-1) starting the second half on a 10-2 run and losing Isaiah Cousins after he was ejected for committing his second technical foul with 2:20 remaining.
Oklahoma hit just 5 of 16 2-pointers in the first 20 minutes of the game, but held a 43-39 halftime lead. The Sooners trailed for most of the second half before erasing a seven-point deficit when Hield hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game.
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Javan Felix, who scored a career-high 28 points for Texas, hit a pair of free throws after Isaiah Cousins was ejected to tie the game at 78. Jordan Woodard answered with four straight points -- two from the free throw line with 1:53 left and two more on a layup with 1:08 remaining.
With Oklahoma leading 88-85, Woodard missed two free throws with 15 seconds left to give Texas a chance to tie the game. A potentially game-tying 3-pointer by Damarcus Croaker was off the mark. (More at SoonerSports.com)