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Hield scores 18, Oklahoma pounds Texas A&M CC 78-56

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    Oklahoma forward D.J. Bennett (31) blocks a shot by Texas A&M Corpus christi forward Rashawn Thomas (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Texas A&M Corpus Christi Rashawn Thomas (25) is double-teamed by Oklahoma guard Je'lon Hornbeak (5) and forward D.. Bennett (31) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler (00) grabs a rebound in front of Texas A&M Corpus Christi forward Jeff Beverly (30) and forward Zane Knowles, rear, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

Buddy Hield scored 18 points, Isaiah Cousins added 12 and the Sooners pulled away for a 78-56 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday in a matinee that was rescheduled to start earlier because of concerns over bad weather.

Hield hit eight of his 14 shots from the field and Cousins hit half of his 10. Overall, the Sooners (7-1) shot 45 percent as they wrapped up a three-game home stand, but the Islanders were colder at 38 percent.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-7) was led by 12 points from freshman Rashawn Thomas.

Oklahoma made nine of 22 3-pointers, five coming in the first half as the Sooners built a 42-24 lead. Guard Jordan Woodard hit two 3s as he and Hield led the Sooners with eight points each in the first half. Woodard finished with eight points.

The game was moved back five hours as poor weather hit the Midwest.