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Three-pointers help No. 7 Oklahoma beat No. 9 Villanova, 78-55

Three-pointers help No. 7 Oklahoma beat No. 9 Villanova, 78-55

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

The Sooners made a season-high 14 three-pointers, including four apiece by senior guards Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield, to cruise to a 78-55 victory over the Wildcats on Monday in the Pearl Harbor Invitational at Honolulu.

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

Half of the Sooners' field goals were three-pointers, including eight of 12 from behind the arc in the second half.

"Villanova is an experienced team too, but our coaches got us real prepared for this game," said Hield, who was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team. "We...

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