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Young's big second half pulls No. 9 Oklahoma over No. 8 Texas Tech

Young scored 27 over his father's alma mater. Rayford Young starred for the Red Raiders from 1996 to 2000, averaging 14.1 points per game in his career.


Kahron Spearman


Once again, in the first half of a contest against an AP top-ten opponent, No. 9 Oklahoma point guard Trae Young looked normal. 

The true freshman would go a paltry 1 for 12 in the first half, under No. 8 Texas Tech's tremendous pressure. But he would come back in fine form for the second half, scoring 22 of his 27 points to guide the Sooners to a 75-65 win.

I just think what he does is that he exposes your lapse every time. There are mistakes all over in every game, but there are only certain players like Trae that can put the ball wherever he wants.

The nation's leading scorer and passer also collected nine assists.

Fellow Sooners Christian James scored 15 points, and Khadeem Lattin tallied 11 points, eight rebounds, and seven blocks.

Oklahoma would shoot 56 percent in the second half, adjusting to Tech's fourth-ranked (nationally) scoring defense.

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