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Cousins leads Oklahoma past No. 24 Texas 77-65 to help Sooners in race for 2nd in Big 12

  • Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) shoots over Oklahoma forward Cameron Clark (21) as Texas guard Damaercus Croaker (5) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

    Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) shoots over Oklahoma forward Cameron Clark (21) as Texas guard Damaercus Croaker (5) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma forward D.J. Bennett (31) and Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) and guard Demarcus Holland (2) reach for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

    Oklahoma forward D.J. Bennett (31) and Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) and guard Demarcus Holland (2) reach for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma guard Frank Booker, bottom, and Texas forward Connor Lammert scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

    Oklahoma guard Frank Booker, bottom, and Texas forward Connor Lammert scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)  (The Associated Press)

Isaiah Cousins scored a career-high 24 points and Oklahoma gained ground in the race for second place in the Big 12 with a 77-65 win over No. 24 Texas on Saturday.

Buddy Hield hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points for Oklahoma (21-8, 10-6), which entered the game in a four-way battle with Texas (21-8, 10-6), Kansas State and Iowa State behind Kansas.

After Saturday, all four teams will have two games remaining.

Oklahoma committed a season-low seven turnovers while completing a regular-season sweep of the Longhorns. The Sooners have won three of the last four games in the series after Texas had won 12 of the previous 15.

Cameron Ridley had his eighth double-double of the season with 19 points and 14 rebounds for Texas, which has lost three of its last four games after winning nine of its previous 10, all in league play.