Hield, No. 3 Oklahoma beat No. 10 West Virginia 76-62

Hield, No. 3 Oklahoma beat No. 10 West Virginia 76-62

AP Sports Writer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 29 points to lead No. 3 Oklahoma to a 76-62 victory over No. 10 West Virginia on Saturday.

Oklahoma (21-5, 9-5 Big 12) stayed close in the conference race, tying the Mountaineers and Baylor for second place behind Kansas.

In a second half of several scoring swings, Hield helped put Oklahoma in control. He capped a 9-0 run with a 3-pointer to put the Sooners ahead 61-52 with 5:22 left, silencing the home crowd.

Jaysean Paige scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half for West Virginia (20-7, 9-5), but the Mountaineers couldn't answer with its own decisive run.

Tarik Phillip led West Virginia with 17 points.

Isaiah Cousins added 12 points and Jordan Woodard had 11 for Oklahoma, which was coming off three losses in four games after spending three weeks at No. 1.

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