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Manek leads Oklahoma past Mississippi State 63-62


January 26, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On a day in which Oklahoma and Mississippi State both shot below 40 percent, it was fitting that a defensive stop decided their game on Saturday.

Mississippi State could have won at the end, but with his team trailing by a point, Robert Woodard II missed a jumper from near the free-throw line and the Bulldogs couldn't get another shot off. Brady Manek scored 18 points, and Oklahoma held on for a 63-62 win in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, a game played at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland blamed himself for the outcome.

"This loss is totally on m...

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