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Hield scores 23 as No. 6 Oklahoma beats No. 19 Baylor 73-71

AP Sports Writer

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 23 points in his final home game, and No. 6 Oklahoma squandered a 26-point lead before regrouping to defeat No. 19 Baylor 73-71 on Tuesday night.

Hield scored 13 points in the game's first 8 minutes, but the Sooners fell apart in the second half.

Seniors Hield, Ryan Spangler and Isaiah Cousins have started 97 consecutive games together, and all three played key roles for the Sooners.

Spangler had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Cousins scored 10 points for Oklahoma (23-6, 11-6 Big 12), which broke a tie with the Bears for third place in the conference and swept the regular-season series.

Taurean Prince and King McClure scored 17 points each for Baylor (21-9, 10-7), which outscored the Sooners 46-27 in the second half. Baylor shot 67 percent in the second half and made 6 of 10 3-point attempts.

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