Hield lifts OU past UT Arlington 63-59


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Updated: 11/16/2012 11:22 pm Published: 11/16/2012 11:20 pm


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 17 points as Oklahoma escaped with a 63-59 win Friday night over UT 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 UT Arlington with 16 points and Karol Gruszecki had 15.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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