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Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Trae Young vs. the Kansas Jayhawks

Freshman phenom Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners take the big stage tonight against the Kansas Jayhawks.

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It’s game day, Sooner fans! The Kansas Jayhawks are coming down to the Lloyd Noble Center where the Oklahoma Sooners will attempt to add another tally in the win column. Before you watch the game tonight, make sure to check this out. With Trae Young being from Norman, he and his father, Rayford Young, routinely spend time together throughout the week to refine Trae’s game and maintain focus. In a game of this magnitude, Rayford’s advice to Trae is concise and straightforward; “Just go hoop, man.”

And don’t forget to check out our Q&A with Rock Chalk Talk’s Mike Plank ahead of the monster matchup tonight!

Now onto the Hot Links, which includes some Cale Gundy/Arizona stuff, an update on Nick Basquine’s recovery, Marquise Overton is wrestling and winning and a whole lot more!

OU Links

  • Looks like wide receiver Nick Basquine should be ready to go come spring practice. Basquine was one of Oklahoma’s rising stars on offense in 2016, but suffered an Achilles injury in fall camp just before the 2017 season. It remains to be seen if Basquine will seek or be granted an additional year of eligibility since he has already used his redshirt. Regardless, it’ll be great to have him back.
  • Baker Mayfield will be arriving to Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl a little later than expected. The reason that is being reported is it’s for a family matter. A part of me actually wonders if I’ll start to hear more “expert” takes on how Mayfield isn’t punctual and therefore can’t be relied upon as a franchise QB. Sorry, I’ve just grown cynical when it comes to Baker and draft talk.
  • Defensive tackle/wrestler Marquise Overton earned himself his first collegiate win on the mat. Congratulations, Que!

Around the Sports World

  • So these are the NBA All-Star jerseys? Seems a little lazy, but I guess they’re running out of ideas or something.

Stick to Sports!

  • Hundreds of Alaskans have been asked to evacuate the city of Kodiak as a precaution for a potential tsunami. What caused this in the first place was a massive earthquake that registered with a 7.9 magnitude. The tsunami warnings have since been cancelled, but there are still many people who are dealing with major property damage.

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