Oklahoma pounds Mercer 96-82
NORMAN, Okla. (AP)
Hield shot 6-for-11 from the floor to pace the Sooners (6-1). Ryan Spangler added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Cameron Clark scored 19 points.
Monty Brown led the Bears (5-4) with 16 points. Sophomore Phillip Leonard came off the bench to post 12 points in the defeat. He was 7-for-9 from the free throw line.
Oklahoma put the game away in the second half when Hield led them on an 18-0 run. The sophomore guard scored 11 points during a four minute span and Mercer was unable to recover.
Mercer entered the game allowing only 73 points per game and holding opponents to 40 percent shooting. Oklahoma shot 30-for-59 on the night.