Shooting was Sooners' No. 1 strength against Baylor

NBA stars' advice to Buddy Hield (2:15)

Oklahoma star Buddy Hield describes his team's 82-72 victory over Baylor and breaks down how NBA stars like James Harden, Paul George and Kevin Durant have helped him become more efficient on the court. (2:15)

No. 1 Oklahoma hadn’t been very successful this season on the rare occasion it had faced a zone defense. The Sooners reversed that trend emphatically against No. 13 Baylor on Saturday.

Propelled by 66 percent shooting from the field in the first half, the Sooners turned in one of the best shooting performances by any team this season and bounced back from their loss to No. 19 Iowa State on Monday night with an 82-72 win.

Oklahoma shot 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) from behind the 3-point line Saturday. The Sooners came one 3-pointer from matching the school record, which they most recently matched Monday.

The Sooners are shooting 46.4 percent on 3-pointers this season, on pace to be the highest for any team since Green Bay shot 46.7 percent during the 1991-92 season.

Oklahoma shot 62.0 percent from the field overall, and the Sooners’ effective field goal percentage of 78.0 percent is their best in the past 20 seasons and the fourth best by a major conference team this season.

Oklahoma entered the game averaging 10.8 3-pointers a game (most among major-conference teams and fourth in Division I). In the Sooners’ past two games, they have made 33 3-pointers.

Turnovers fuel offense

Saturday marked the third time this season Oklahoma has scored 80 or more points against a team ranked in the Associated Press poll. That matches Iowa and Iowa State for the most such games among Division I teams this season (entering Saturday's games).

Oklahoma scored a season-high 28 points off turnovers, nearly doubling its season average of 14.1. That tally matched the most that Baylor has allowed in a game in the past five seasons.

Another historic stat: The Sooners’ 29 assists were their most in a game in the past 20 seasons.

Thriving with Hield out

Sooners star Buddy Hield committed his second foul and went to the bench with 8:53 left in the first half. Oklahoma outscored Baylor 21-11 during the remainder of the half.

Baylor outscored Oklahoma by three points with Hield on the court in the first half. With him on the bench, the Sooners were plus-10.

In Hield’s absence, Jordan Woodard took over Oklahoma’s offense. He scored 15 of his 21 points in the final 8:53 of the first half, personally outscoring Baylor in that stretch.