No. 25 Texas overwhelms No. 3 Oklahoma late for 76-63 win
Oklahoma forward Khadeem Lattin (12) drives the ball around Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Isaiah Taylor scored 18 points and No. 25 Texas overwhelmed Oklahoma over the final 7 minutes to beat the third-ranked Sooners 76-63 on Saturday.
Texas trailed 58-51 before Taylor converted a three-point play to start a 25-5 run down the stretch.
Buddy Hield, a leading candidate for national player of the year, scored 33 points for Oklahoma.
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Connor Lammert and Javan Felix scored 14 points each for Texas (19-10, 10-6 Big 12).
Hield reached 30 points for the ninth time this season but faded badly like the rest of his teammates down the stretch. He missed a wide-open 3-pointer before Lammert made one to get Texas within 58-57 as the Longhorns' run really got rolling. Hield then missed another as the Longhorns broke the game open.
Oklahoma (22-6, 10-6) went nearly 7 minutes without scoring as the Texas run cranked up. Hield didn't break the Oklahoma scoring drought until making a 3-pointer in the final minute.