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Oklahoma star Buddy Hield doesn't throw up many prayers, but his mom does

Oklahoma star Buddy Hield doesn't throw up many prayers, but his mom does

Oklahoma had a 19-point halftime lead over Texas A&M in an NCAA West Regional semifinal Thursday night, but Jackie Swann, the mother of Sooners guard Buddy Hield, was not about to take any chances.

Swann, as she does every time she attends Buddy's games, left her seat in the Honda Center at intermission and spent the second half of Oklahoma's 77-63 victory walking the concourse, praying for her son.

"That's where I go to have peace," Swann, 50, said. "There's just a lot of butterflies. Sometimes they get careless, turn the ball over, start fouling. Two three-pointers and a few free throws, the lead is down to 10, and the...

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