Posted November 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
Buddy Hield scored 17 points as Oklahoma escaped with a 63-59 win Friday night over Texas-Arlington. Hield scored all 17 points in the first half, when the Sooners (2-0) put together a 24-3 run en route to a 38-28 halftime lead. Oklahoma extended the lead to 17 points with 15:13 left in the game, but the Mavericks (1-1) rallied to tie the game at 57-all on a Jordan Reeves jumper with 2:46 left. Steven Pledger made a 3-pointer on the Sooners' next possession to retake the lead, and Oklahoma hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 23 seconds to seal the win. Kevin Butler led Texas-Arlington with 14 points and Karol Gruszecki had 13.
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