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Red Raiders Take Down The #3 Sooners, 65-63

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What bad timing for Buddy Hield and the Sooners. After playing their three worst games of the season, the Sooners had to take on the hottest team in the Big 12 on the road. Texas Tech was only 15-9 coming into this game, but the Red Raiders had momentum on their side and played their hearts out in a 65-63 victory.

Jordan Woodard scored 25 points and Buddy Hield scored 16 for Oklahoma. Isaiah Cousins added 10 more points but the highest scoring Sooner after that was just five points. The Sooners struggled to take control of the game and it was Texas Tech who ended up taking control with a couple minutes left.

Oklahoma had a chance to tie it up late in the game but opted for the layup instead of the three, and then they had a chance to tie it up with a field goal in the final seconds but missed a field goal and tip in.

Oklahoma shot just 38.2% from field goal range and just 26.1% on three pointers. Texas Tech shot 36% from three pointers and ended up winning despite a poor night from the free throw line.

The Sooners take on West Virginia this Saturday, who's alone in second place as of right now. They're coming off a loss to Texas, so both teams backs will be against the wall going into it.

Oklahoma is now 20-5 on the season and 8-5 in Big 12 play.