Thankfully for the Sooners, All-American guard Buddy Hield did.
That proved to be enough as second-seeded Oklahoma overcame an otherwise uninspiring performance Friday to defeat No. 15 Cal State Bakersfield 82-68.
The Sooners went just 15-of-25 from the free throw line. They got outrebounded 35-31 by an opponent that starts only one player taller than 6-foot-4. And at times they completely fell asleep defensively, leading to several easy Bakersfield layups.
But whenever Oklahoma needed a run or a basket to keep the Roadrunners from seriously threatening, Hield -- as he has all season -- delivered. (More at ESPN.com)