NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma (18-6, 7-4 Big12) relied on a complete, pristine shooting performance to roll past Baylor, 88-72, on Saturday night in Norman.
Guard Buddy Hield celebrates after one of his five first-half 3's.
"I thought our guys stayed with it," said OU head coach Lon Kruger. "A lot of different guys making plays for each other."
Guard Isaiah Cousins led Sooner shooters with 21 and was stingy on the glass with seven rebounds.
Fellow guard Buddy Hield got the Sooners started off right with 17 blistering points in the first 12 minutes of the game. Hield finished 5-of-8 from behind the arc and tallied 19 total points.
OU ended up clicking on all cylinders from the field, shooting 54 percent to round out the night while three players finished in double figures (guard Cameron Clark had 16) and two other shooters finished with nine points.
"I thought the spacing and ball movement was really good," Kruger said. "This team's growing a lot, they're all competitive and like to play."
Baylor just couldn't quite find an answer to stymie OU's rhythm, something that BU's coaching staff said kept the Bears from being able to get any type of a run going in the game.
"Oklahoma shot well and when they got going, it was hard to slow them down," said Baylor head coach Scott Drew. "Different people carried them for stretches."
Next up, OU hots Texas Tech on Feb. 12.