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Groves brothers combine for 33, Sooners lead Nebraska 69-56

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KISSIMEE, Fla. (AP) — Tanner Groves scored a season-high 17 points, Jacob Groves added 16 and Oklahoma beat Nebraska 69-56 on Thursday night to open the ESPN Events Invitational.

The Groves brothers combined for 13 of Oklahoma’s final 17 points in the first half to take a 41-34 lead. Jacob Groves scored 12 points in the first half.

Oklahoma used a 6-0 run midway through the second half to extend its lead to 55-43, and the Sooners led by double digits the rest of the way.

Jalen Hill had 13 points and Grant Sherfield had 10 points and eight assists for Oklahoma (4-1), which has won four straight since losing to Sam Houston 52-51 in the opener.

Juwan Gary had 16 points and seven rebounds for Nebraska (3-2). Emmanuel Bandumel scored 13 points with five assists. Sam Grisel, the team’s leading scorer at 13.3 points per game, had six points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Oklahoma and Nebraska have met 188 times, and the Sooners lead the series 105-83. The last meeting took place in the 2010-11 season.

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