By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer
NORMAN (AP) — Elijah Harkless scored a season-high 19 points, and No. 9 Oklahoma held off Iowa State 79-72 on Saturday to send the Cyclones to their seventh straight loss.
Austin Reaves, Oklahoma’s scoring leader this season, missed the previous two games while in COVID-19 protocols. He started and had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Brady Manek, who returned to the starting lineup for the first time since being out with COVID-19, had nine points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Sooners (12-5, 7-4 Big 12). Umoja Gibson added 18 points for Oklahoma, which bounced back from a close loss at No. 10 Texas Tech.
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