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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Trae Young ties NCAA record with 22 assists in win over Northwestern State

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Trae Young scored 26 points and tied an NCAA record with 22 assists.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Wichita State Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Is Trae Young the best college basketball player in the nation? It would be hard to argue otherwise after the Oklahoma Sooners freshman tied an NCAA record with 22 assists in a 105-68 win over Northwestern State.

Young also led Oklahoma in scoring with 26 points on a 9-16 effort from the field. He obviously shared the wealth on Tuesday night at the Lloyd Noble center, as Brady Manek (22), Kameron McGusty (15) and Christian James (13) each scored in double figures.

Young led the nation in scoring (28.8) and was third in assists (8.9) coming into Tuesday night’s game, but Young will climb the assists ladder after his record-tying performance.

Trae Young should terrify any defender or head coach, but the most terrifying thing about him is the fact that he’s a freshman who continues to improve as the season progresses. The Big 12 will be incredibly competitive this season, but the Sooners like like a team that could contend for a conference championship — especially is Young and his teammates continue to get better.

No. 17 Oklahoma improved to 9-1 on the season with the win. They’ll be back at the LNC to face the 8-4 Northwestern Wildcats on Friday at 6 p.m.