No. 25 Texas overwhelms No. 3 Oklahoma late for 76-63 win

Feb 27, 2016 9:07 PM by Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Isaiah Taylor scored 18 points and No. 25 Texas overwhelmed Oklahoma over the final 7 minutes to beat the third-ranked Sooners 76-63 on Saturday.

Texas trailed 58-51 before Taylor converted a three-point play to start a 25-5 run down the stretch.

Buddy Hield, a leading candidate for national player of the year, scored 33 points for Oklahoma.

Connor Lammert and Javan Felix scored 14 points each for Texas (19-10, 10-6 Big 12).

Hield reached 30 points for the ninth time this season but faded badly like the rest of his teammates down the stretch. He missed a wide-open 3-pointer before Lammert made one to get Texas within 58-57 as the Longhorns' run really got rolling. Hield then missed another as the Longhorns broke the game open.

Oklahoma (22-6, 10-6) went nearly 7 minutes without scoring as the Texas run cranked up. Hield didn't break the Oklahoma scoring drought until making a 3-pointer in the final minute.

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