Holding an eight point lead at the break, the Oklahoma Sooners came out firing in the second half. Utilizing a 15-4 run to open the final twenty minutes of play, Lon Kruger’s squad seized control of the Bedlam Series. Refusing to look back, the momentum carried the crimson and cream to a 109-89 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Eclipsing the 100-point mark for the first time since 1990 in the Bedlam Series, Oklahoma scored a season high 109 points in front of a home crowd. While Trae Young continues to get the headlines, it was a fellow freshman leading the way in scoring. Knocking down 9-of-11 attempts from the floor, Brady Manek shot 81.8% on the night. That includes 6-of-8 from beyond the three point line. The effort netted the true freshman a career high 28 points.
The driving force of this Sooner program, Young once again made a living at the charity stripe. Attempting 13 free throws, the star guard connected on 12 shots from the stripe. Adding to an already impressive resume, Young collected 27 points extending his streak of 20+ points to 12, a school record. Continuing to involve his teammates, Young also dished out 10 assists while grabbing nine rebounds. Left one shy of a triple-double, the freshman continues to cement himself as a National Player of the Year candidate.
Up next, Oklahoma has a date with West Virginia in Morgantown. Expect an all out duel on January 6th when the two collide.