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Young, Oklahoma take down No. 3 Wichita State

Young, Oklahoma take down No. 3 Wichita State Young, Oklahoma take down No. 3 Wichita State
Kristopher Love | 17 December, 2017, 12:20

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wichita State is favored at home tonight, as the Shockers are getting odds of -7.5 points against Oklahoma.

Instead, the Hoosiers (6-5) grabbed the rebound and got the ball back to Morgan, who dunked for a 78-77 lead with 8.6 seconds to go.

Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young took control early and late, finishing with 29 points and 10 assists and the Sooners beat No. 3 Wichita State 91-83 on Saturday.

The freshman from Norman North High School either scored or assisted every basket Oklahoma scored in the first 11-plus minutes in a hostile atmosphere.

Behind Young and Manek, Oklahoma stormed to a 54-39 halftime lead.

Wichita State's loss, its second of the season after previously falling to Notre Dame on November 22, does present some questions about the team being considered among the nation's elite based on the most recent poll rankings. Yet Young proved himself to be a rare breed, scoring at least 28 points for the seventh consecutive game.

Saturday's game between No. 3 Wichita State and Oklahoma was supposed to be the first real test for Sooners freshman guard Trae Young. "I just treat it like another team, another win ... but this is a big win for us".

No. 6 Miami 59, George Washington 50: Dewan Huell scored 15 points, Lonnie Walker IV had 13 and Miami (9-0) used a fast start to beat George Washington. Brady Manek added 21 points while Christian James and Kameron McGusty both chipped in with 13 points.

The Musketeers (10-1) overcame their worst shooting performance of the season, making clutch shots at the end to pull it out. The Sooners were 20 of 40 from the field and 10 of 23 from the three-point line in the half. Myles Powell had 18 points to lead the Pirates (9-2).

Oklahoma has played well in previous trips to Wichita, but the Sooners have not done all that well when going up against top-25 teams in the Lon Kruger era. He also finished with 10 assists and four rebounds.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Corey Sanders scored eight of his season-high 22 points in a game-ending 17-2 run Saturday, leading Rutgers to its biggest victory since Steve Pikiell became coach past year.

INDIANAPOLIS - Juwan Morgan scored 19 of his career-high 34 points in the last 81/2 minutes Saturday, helping in erase an eight-point deficit and beat No. 18 Notre Dame in overtime. The Shockers starters combined to go 2 of 15 on 3-pointers.

The Shockers are back at Koch Arena on Tuesday against Arkansas State. Young wasted no time in dispelling the notion that the Shockers defense might be stout enough to slow him down or slow his ascent to the top of the Wooden Award list. Bonzie Colson led the Fighting Irish (8-3) with 29 points. He launched long-distance 3-pointers, hitting four of them, and got to the rim for contested layups. Aaron Holiday scored 17 points for UCLA (7-3), and Kris Wilkes finished with 12. The slender, 6-foot-4 point guard is averaging 16.3 points and 4.3 assists and knocking down a blistering 53.5 percent on three-point attempts. The 6-foot-9 forward added 21 points.