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Impressive Sooners stomp Villanova

Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins, getting his shot blocked by Villanova forward Darryl Reynolds, scores 19 and adds 10 assists in the Sooners’ 78-55 victory.

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Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins, getting his shot blocked by Villanova forward Darryl Reynolds, scores 19 and adds 10 assists in the Sooners’ 78-55 victory.

HONOLULU — The answer for No. 7 Oklahoma in facing No. 9 Villanova came from afar.

The Sooners made a season-high 14 3-pointers, including four each from senior guards Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield, to cruise to a 78-55 victory on Monday in the Pearl Harbor Invitational.

Cousins scored 19 and Hield added 18 for Oklahoma (6-0), which never trailed.

Half of the Sooners' field goals were 3-pointers, including 8-of-12 3-point shooting in the second half.

"Villanova is an experienced team, too, but our coaches got us real prepared for this game," said Hield, a preseason All-Big 12 pick. "We watched a lot of film and we studied them real well and they had different schemes, but we came out and executed. We came out with a great team win."

Ryan Spangler had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma. Dinjiyl Walker, a reserve, made three 3-pointers and had 11 points in 18 minutes. Jordan Woodward added 10 points.

"That's what we do," Hield said. "Coach (Lon Kruger) always preaches moving the basketball and we can't be selfish. That's how we make plays for each other, and we've got to be an unselfish team and everybody is going to be able to get shots up."

Josh Hart, Phil Booth and Ryan Arcidiacono scored 10 each for the Wildcats (7-1), who shot 32 percent from the field and made 4 of 32 3-pointers.

NO. 4 IOWA ST. 84, BUFFALO 63: Georges Niang scored a career-high 31 and matched his career high with 12 rebounds for the host Cyclones (7-0).

NO. 11 PURDUE 80, IUPUI 53: A.J. Hammons scored 14 and Kendall Stephens added 13 to for the host Boilermakers, who are 9-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 team began 14-0.

NO. 18 BUTLER 93, VMI 66: Kelan Martin had 20 points and Roosevelt Jones added 14 to help the host Bulldogs (7-1) win their fourth straight.

AP POLL: Michigan State is No. 1 for the first time since early in the 2013-14 season. No. 18 Butler and No. 25 Utah are the week's newcomers, replacing Syracuse and Texas A&M. Miami moved up four spots to No. 17.


UF 76, ARK. ST. 72: Haley Lorenzen had 19 points, and the host Gators (7-1) held on to give coach Amanda Butler her 200th career win.

NO. 15 TEXAS A&M 67, SMU 55: Courtney Williams scored 16 and Courtney Walker added 15 for the host Aggies (7-2), who raced to a 41-28 halftime lead.

AP POLL: USF moved up three spots to No. 21 and Florida State two spots to No. 11 this week. No. 23 Iowa entered, and Seton Hall fell out. Connecticut remained No. 1.


Florida at No. 17 Miami

7, BankUnited Center, Coral Gables

Records: Florida 6-1, Miami 7-1 TV/radio: ESPN2; 620-AM

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