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Young’s 27 points help No. 7 Oklahoma rout Oklahoma St.


during the first round of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 8, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jamie Squire

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Trae Young fell one rebound short of a triple-double to help No. 7 Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 109-89 on Wednesday night.

Young, the nation’s leader in scoring and assists, finished with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. In just his 13th career game, the freshman became the first Oklahoma player to score at least 20 points in 12 straight games.

Freshman forward Brady Manek scored a season-high 28 points and Kameron McGusty added 15 for Oklahoma (12-1, 2-0 Big 12), which won its 10th straight.

It was the first time Oklahoma scored at least 100 points against Oklahoma State since 1990. The Sooners, who entered the night leading the nation in scoring, shot 54 percent from the field to improve on their 94.7-point average.

Thomas Dziagwa scored a career-high 19 points and Jeffrey Carroll added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-4, 0-2). Tavarius Shine scored 16 points for Oklahoma State, but he fouled out with 13:29 remaining.

Young had 10 points and seven assists in the first half to help Oklahoma lead 50-42. Shine scored 14 points in the first half, and Oklahoma State had 11 offensive rebounds before the break and scored 13 second-chance points to stay in it.

Young drained a deep 3 over Shine just over 3 minutes into the second half to push Oklahoma’s lead to 62-46, and the ensuing conversation between the two drew double technical fouls. A breakaway dunk by Oklahoma’s Rashard Odomes pushed the Sooners’ lead to 20 just 5 minutes into the second half.

Young got his 10th assist with just under 10 minutes remaining. He had nine rebounds heading into the final minutes but couldn’t get a bounce to go his way.


Oklahoma State: The Cowboys hung tough before losing at home to then-No. 7 West Virginia 85-79 on Dec. 29, and they looked ready to compete against another Top 10 team before the Sooners overwhelmed them in the second half. Oklahoma State became the latest team to do a lot of things right and still fail to come up with enough answers against Oklahoma. The Cowboys entered the night allowing just 67.2 points per game.

Oklahoma: It was another quality win for the Sooners, whose only loss was to now-No. 22 Arkansas. The Sooners have solid wins against Oregon, USC, Wichita State, Northwestern, TCU and now Oklahoma State.


Oklahoma State: Hosts Iowa State on Saturday.

Oklahoma: Travels to No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday.


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