Sooners defeat Islanders

NORMAN, Okla. — It’s frigid cold outside, but the Sooners kept things quite warm inside the Lloyd Noble Center, downing the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 78-56 Thursday afternoon.

Once again, guard Buddy Hield led the way with his 18 points on 8-for-14 shooting, and guard Isaiah Cousins added 12 on his 5-of-10.

A basically balanced scoring attack outside of that featured four other Sooners with eight or more points, all combining for 45 percent as a squad.

The Islanders were led by forward Rashawn Thomas, who managed a double-double of 12 points and 10 boards, while point guard John Jordan put in 10 points.

OU limited A&M-Corpus Christi to 38 percent shooting and turned the visitors over 20 times for 22 points.

The Sooners move to 7-1 on the season and next take on George Mason in the BB&T Classic at 12 p.m. CT Sunday in Washington, D.C.

They’ll return to the Lloyd Noble Center a week from Saturday.

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