Norman, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Spangler had a season-high 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and No. 22 Oklahoma dismantled Missouri, 82-63, in an SEC/Big 12 Challenge game on Friday.
Buddy Hield scored 17 points and Isaiah Cousins netted 16 for the Sooners (5-2), who had a week to reflect on their 69-56 loss at No. 2 Wisconsin before returning to the court. Hield and Cousins both made three 3-pointers.
Houston transfer TaShawn Thomas added nine points and five blocks.
Johnathan Williams III led Missouri (4-4) with 16 points and eight rebounds and Montaque Gill-Caesar scored 15 in the setback.
The Tigers haven't been .500 through eight games since the 2005-06 season, which is also the last time they finished with a losing record.
"We are a young team and we are trying to learn," said Missouri coach Kim Anderson. "Oklahoma did a great job at putting pressure on us and forcing us to turn the ball over at crucial times."
Missouri was the better team out of the gate, with Keith Shamburger's 3- pointer highlighting a 9-3 start.
Out of the first media timeout, Cousins and Dinjiyl Walker hit triples on consecutive possessions to tie the game, and Oklahoma took its first lead at 11:53 when Cousins again found the range.
The Sooners created some distance with a 13-2 run, and Spangler beat the buzzer with a 3 to make it 37-25 at halftime.
Hield scored five straight during a 15-0 flurry to open the second half, and Oklahoma led comfortably the rest of the way.
"In the second half I got going a little bit, and I was able to extend my range out a little bit and make some shots," said Hield. "It is good to see some shots go down. I couldn't do it without my teammates helping me and talking to me."
Spangler shot 2-for-2 from behind the arc. He has six 3-pointers this season after making just three all last season ... Oklahoma has won four straight against Mizzou ... Missouri's four losses have come by an average of 16.75 points ... Tigers freshman Namon Wright scored a 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting.