Trae Young continued his torrid early season pace and the Oklahoma Sooners pulled off a 91-83 upset of third-ranked Wichita State on Saturday.
Young, the nation’s leading scorer this season, finished with 29 points and 10 assists in a game the Sooners controlled throughout. Young is averaging 28.8 points per game this season, more than three full points ahead of the next leading scorer — Niagara senior Matt Scott.
The freshman guard had 16 points in the first nine minutes before finishing a seventh straight game with at least 28 points.
5-star recruit. Possible top-5 pick. 21 in the 1st half.
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Fellow freshman Brady Manek, a forward, also pitched in for the Sooners with 21 points, including 16 in the first half.
Darral Willis led the Shockers with 20 points off the bench, but it was not enough to overcome the Sooners’ hot start. Wichita State got no closer than six points from the lead late in the game.
The win improves the Sooners to 8-1 on the season, while the Shockers fell to 8-2 and missed a golden opportunity to score a marquee non-conference win.