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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Buddy Hield and Cameron Clark continue to ignite Oklahoma.

Hield, a sophomore guard, and Clark, a senior forward, combined for 35 points as the No. 25 Sooners beat Texas Tech, 74-65, on Saturday at United Spirit Arena.

Hield had 18 to lead Oklahoma and Clark added 17.

Freshman point guard Jordan Woodard, who had struggled for much of Big 12 play, had 14 points and eight assists.

Sophomore forward Ryan Spangler led the Sooners with 10 rebounds.

Junior forward Jordan Tolbert and senior forward Jaye Crockett each had 14 for Texas Tech.

Oklahoma (16-4 overall, 5-2 in the Big 12) hosts No. 11 Oklahoma State on Monday. Texas Tech (10-10, 2-5) plays at No. 22 Kansas State on Tuesday.

Down five with under six minutes remaining, Texas Tech had a chance for a key stop after the ball went out of bounds with two seconds remaining on the shot clock for the Sooners.

But as Sooners coach Lon Kruger pleaded with an official for a timeout, Oklahoma in-bounded directly to Clark for an alley-oop basket and a foul.

On the Sooners' next possession, the Red Raiders nearly had senior forward Tyler Neal trapped as the shot clock wound down, but Neal spun and drove through the lane, hitting a layup right before the clock expired to put the Sooners back up by eight.

Oklahoma jumped ahead early as it didn't take Woodard long to get going. He drained a 3-pointer 2:30 in, then stole the ball from Texas Tech junior forward Jordan Tolbert at the free-throw line and took it back the other way for a layup.

By halftime, Woodard had 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers, while adding four assists, two steals and four assists.

NOTES: Oklahoma turned each of Texas Tech's first five turnovers into points on the other end. The Sooners turned the ball over only twice in the first half. ... Sooners coach Lon Kruger and Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith met for the first time at their current schools, but have faced off three times at other jobs. They first faced off when Kruger coached at Florida and Smith was at Georgia, with the Bulldogs taking both meetings. Kruger's UNLV team beat Smith's Minnesota squad in 2007. ... Oklahoma freshman guard Frank Booker had three first-half fouls. He hadn't had more than two in a game since Big 12 play began Jan. 4.

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