No. 3 Sooners get 25 points from Buddy Hield and storm past the Cougars 88-60 in the quarterfinals of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.
HONOLULU — Buddy Hield scored 25 points as No. 3 Oklahoma cruised to an 88-60 win over Washington State in a quarterfinal-round game of the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday night.
Hield made 8 of 13 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 from three-point range, and was a perfect 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in just 26 minutes played. He had 15 points by halftime.
Isaiah Cousins had 13 points, Dante Buford had 11 and Jordan Woodard 10 for the Sooners (9-0), who led by as many as 30 points late in the contest.
Oklahoma shot 56.7 percent (17 of 30) from the field in the second half and 50 percent (31 of 62) for the game.
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Josh Hawkinson of Shorewood High had his seventh double-double of the season and 27th of his career with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (7-3). He also had a career-high four steals. Ike Iroegbu also scored 16.
Oklahoma held a 38-31 lead at halftime.
WSU’s 60 points tied the team’s season low (Gonzaga, Dec. 2).
The Cougars, an even 82-82 in tournament games, will take on the loser of the late Northern Iowa-Hawaii game at 8:30 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday.