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OU men's basketball: Sooners beat Iowa State with balanced offense

NORMAN — Iowa State and OU were in a tight battle before Kristian Doolittle passed to Brady Manek near the top of the 3-point arc with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the first half. Manek put up the shot and drained a 3-pointer.

On OU’s next trip up the court, Jamal Bieniemy found Doolittle in the corner for a 3-pointer. Manek and Doolittle high-fived as they walked to the bench for a timeout. Within about 30 seconds, the Sooners had notched their biggest lead of the first half.

On a Wednesday night when the Sooners were trying to build off the momentum of a big weekend home win over a ranked West Virginia team, Iowa State hung around in the first half, but OU eventually pulled away to win 90-61 at Lloyd Noble Center.