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M'Baye, Pledger score 20 points each as Oklahoma holds on for 74-71 Big 12 victory at Baylor

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    Baylor guard Brady Heslip (5) defends against a shot by Oklahoma's Steven Pledger (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Associated Press

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    Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins (11) has his shot blocked by Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) with help from Rico Gathers, bottom left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Associated Press

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    Baylor 's Cory Jefferson (34) defends against a drive to the basket by Oklahoma 's Romero Osby, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Associated Press

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    Baylor head coach Scott Drew calls for a time out after an Oklahoma score late in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Associated Press

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    The Oklahoma bench and Cameron Clark (21) watch as Baylor guard Brady Heslip (5) scores on a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Associated Press

Amath M'Baye and Steven Pledger both scored 20 points and Oklahoma held on for a 74-71 victory at Baylor on Wednesday night to tie the Bears for second place in the Big 12.

Baylor (14-6, 5-2 Big 12) trailed by 16 in the second half before twice cutting the deficit to one. Sooners freshman guard Buddy Hield spun and drove for a bank shot with 1:06 left, and Pledger made two free throws with 8.6 seconds left.

Romero Osby added 11 points for Oklahoma (14-5, 5-2).

Big 12 scoring leader Pierre Jackson had 22 points for Baylor, but missed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Brady Heslip got the ball after the missed shot and stepped back, but his shot rattled off the rim as time ran out, though his foot might have been on the line anyway.

Isaiah Austin, Baylor's 7-foot-1 freshman, had 19 points and 20 rebounds.