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Oklahoma basketball: Kansas fans give Buddy Hield a standing ovation

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Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield celebrates a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LAWRENCE, Kansas — After Oklahoma fell 109-106 to Kansas in three overtimes, OU guard Buddy Hield stuck around on the court to interview with ESPN.

"He deserved it," Kansas forward Perry Ellis said. "Those fans know when they see great players."

However, when he finished, Jayhawks fans gave the senior a standing ovation as ESPN color commentator Dick Vitale spoke to Hield.

"I was so tired, I can't remember what (Vitale) said," Hield remarked. 

Hield finished the night with 46 points on 13-of-23 shooting, adding eight rebounds and seven assists. The Sooner guard also nailed eight three-pointers and made 12 of his 14 free throws. 

His 46 points was good enough to top his previous career-high of 34 points set on Dec. 25 against Harvard. 

"He was saying a lot of good things, just fed up with how we lost," Hield added. 

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