As he did most of Tuesday night, he succeeded. His free throws with 9.7 seconds left capped a 31-point outing and proved to be the difference as the Sooners hung on for a 91-89 win, Oklahoma's sixth straight.
Buddy Hield added 19 points for Oklahoma (10-1), which was prepping for a showdown with former Big 12 Conference rival Texas A&M on Saturday in Houston in the Big 12-SEC Challenge.
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"It was a good win, a fortunate win," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "I thought UTA did a terrific job of hanging in there close enough all night long and making shots to keep within reach and catch us there late.
"It was a good opportunity for us to work on some things. We haven't been in that late-game situation a lot -- not that we wanted to be there -- but as it turned out we were and I thought our guys handled both the defensive end and offensive end pretty well late." (AP/SoonerSports.com)