The Sooners’ record is now 1-3 when they have a player score at least 30 points.
“When everyone is scoring, it means the ball is moving better and no one knows who to guard,” said Hield, who was 10 for 18 from the field and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line against Iowa State.
All five of OU’s starters — Ryan Spangler, Jordan Woodard, Isaiah Cousins, Clark and Hield — average at least 10.4 points a game. In all three of the losses, only three of OU’s starters scored in double figures.
OU moves up two spots in the polls: OU moved up two spots in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches Top 25 polls on Monday.
The Sooners moved to No. 21 in the AP poll and up to No. 23 in the other.
The Big 12 Conference still represents 20 percent of the teams in both polls. League-leading Kansas is No. 8 in the AP poll and No. 9 with the coaches. Texas, which handed the Jayhawks’ their first conference loss Saturday, is No. 15 with AP and No. 18 with the coaches. The Cyclones are at No. 16 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the coaches. Oklahoma State, which lost to both OU and at home to Baylor last week, dropped to No. 19 in both polls.
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