Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young has been arguably the best player in college basketball this season, and Kentucky head coach John Calipari took notice, according to Joe Mussato of SEC Country. Sophomore guard Lindy Waters leads the Cowboys with 34.7 percent from 3-point range. The Sooners shot 57 percent, while the Cowboys shot 37 percent. 6 Wichita State won by 12 and 16h-ranked Texas A&M by 17.
"Probably the thing I was most disappointed with was I didn't think we played to win", Boynton said. "But I don't think that we're going to be close to what we can be until February and that's with everybody getting favorable outcomes".
"We do have to make it harder for him to have opportunities to make baskets and make plays for his teammates, which is something he's been really good at". That's something that we have to get back to. I watched how he played, how the Warriors moved without the ball and how Steph got everyone involved and still created for himself.
Young not only can score at will, he can dish it out with the best of them.
After the halftime buzzer sounded, OSU senior Kendall Smith almost attempted a half-court shot, but Young swung to block it. The Cowboys' two other losses came at the hands of ranked teams-No.
That performance came four days after he went for 39 points and 14 assists in a 90-89 comeback victory at TCU.
The Sooners have been given an 80 percent chance to win with the points spread set at 9.5.
OU started the game on an 11-4 run, then the Cowboys ran off 10 straight points to take a 14-11 lead when Tavarius Shine hit a three-pointer. Dziagwa and Carroll each added nine points.
The Sooners won their 10th straight game overall, and have won 16 of the last 18 games against OSU in Norman.
Sandwiched between games against top-10 opponents and two days after the football team played in the Rose Bowl, Oklahoma fans could be forgiven for overlooking the first game between the two in-state rivals tonight at Lloyd Noble Center. "It's going to be a lot of energy, high-energy, great atmosphere to play in".
The Sooners' offensive prowess didn't stop there. He was 1 of 5 from the field during the first four minutes.
The second Bedlam game is Saturday, January 20, in Stillwater at 1:00 pm.
As expected, ESPN's Basketball Power Index is backing Oklahoma heavily to win this game.
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