The fabulous Trae Young did it again on Friday night, scoring 31 points and dishing out 12 dimes as the Oklahoma Sooners took down the Northwestern Wildcats by a score of 104-78.
Another historic night for @TheTraeYoung.— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) December 23, 2017
3️⃣1️⃣ & 1️⃣2️⃣, and the first Sooner since @Stacey21King to score 20 points in 10 straight games.
➡️ https://t.co/7CGZXTAQFi pic.twitter.com/bfWumzcG80
Oklahoma started this game with the most impressive offensive half of basketball seen in a very long time. In fact, ESPN’s Dan Dakich called it “the best half of basketball I’ve seen in my life”. At halftime, Young had 25 points and 10 assists, and Oklahoma led an experienced Northwestern team by a score of 68-38. The ball movement was superb, and Young’s supporting cast took full advantage of the open shots created by his ability to drive. Young was also spectacular from beyond the arc, connecting on eight of his 13 three-point attempts.
Here's a glimpse of @TheTraeYoung's 3⃣1⃣-point, 1⃣2⃣-assist performance against Northwestern. He also hit 8⃣ three-pointers. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/2FThdSFE7y— OUHoops (@ouhoops) December 23, 2017
Christian James was on fire Friday evening, hitting five of his six three-point attempts and scoring 19 points by halftime. Brady Manek, Kameron McGusty and Jamuni McNeace each contributed 11 points to help propel OU to an easy W.
Oklahoma now enters Big 12 play with a 10-1 record and multiple quality wins. One would have to think that a 9-9 or 10-8 conference record would be good enough to get Oklahoma into the dance, but this team’s potential is much higher than that. Kansas is still Kansas even if they haven’t been playing like it, TCU is an incredibly strong team and the Mountaineers are as tough as they’ve ever been, but this OU team might be better than all of them. There are still some concerns on defense, but this team has shown an ability to get important stops in big situations. The sky’s the limit for this group.
Chris Thomas (2001-02 Notre Dame) and Trae Young are the only players from a major conference in the last 20 seasons to have a pair of 30-point, 10-assist games in the same season pic.twitter.com/A5kJ4VG6YQ— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 23, 2017
Tonight's crowd estimated at 9,692, the most for a home nonconference game since 2008.— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) December 23, 2017
Thanks for your support Sooner Nation! #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/wRslCxVxUe
#truth @TheTraeYoung pic.twitter.com/pf6D37iAga— Steve Bullard (@stevebullard) December 23, 2017
Trae Young’s final stat line:— Crimson & Cream Machine (@CCMachine) December 23, 2017
8-13 from 3
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