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Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Trae Young wins Wayman Tisdale Award

The Wayman Tisdale Award is given to the National Freshman of the year by the USBWA.

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Hello once again, friends and fans! The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament tips-off tonight, and the Oklahoma Sooners have found themselves in a third edition of Bedlam. All eyes will be on Trae Young, as usual, but the game will be decided by what happens (or doesn’t happen) around him. You can find more information on the opening round below.

And speaking of Trae Young, looks like another honor has just come in, and this one is special, folks. Young has won the USBWA’s Wayman Tisdale Award for National Freshman of the Year. Not only is this significant for being a national award, it’s under the name of a Sooner legend, Wayman Tisdale. Congratulations, Trae. It’s absolutely well-deserved.

Now onto the Hot Links! Coming up, the Sooners are looking for revenge and redemption against the Cowboys, a CBS Sports writer likes Oklahoma to win the entire Big 12 Tournament, Trae Young still has a strong case for national player of the year and more!

OU Links

  • Round 3 of Bedlam is tonight! Will the Sooners step up and defeat their in-state rival, or will the Cowboys keep their momentum after emphatically beating KU to finish the season? Take a look at the link below to find out when and how you can catch all the action.

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