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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Trae Young’s 43 points lead OU over TCU 102-97

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The Sooners complete the season sweep of TCU

NCAA Basketball: Texas Christian at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young continues to make the extraordinary look ordinary. He tied his career scoring high with 43 points and then just for fun he threw in 11 rebounds and 7 assists to lift the Oklahoma Sooners over the TCU Horned Frogs 102-97 in overtime. Young painted a picture of efficiency on Saturday, shooting 15-27 from the field and 10-18 from three.

Young’s stellar performance was accompanied by the reemergence of fellow freshman Brady Manek. Manek, who had been fairly quiet in OU’s last two games, added 22 points on 7-13 from the field and 6-9 from three. That means OU’s freshman backcourt duo shot a combined 16-27 from beyond the arc. Not too shabby.

The biggest shot of the day came from an unlikely source, as Christian James swished a three with six seconds remaining in regulation to put OU up by two. James’ big-time shot, in addition to propelling the Sooners to a win today, could do wonders for his confidence going forward.

Senior Khadeem Lattin’s four blocks moved him past the late Wayman Tisdale into third on OU’s all-time blocks list.

The Sooners are now 14-2 overall and 4-1 in Big 12 play. OU’s next test will be Tuesday as they travel to Manhattan to take on the Kansas State Wildcats.