Trae Young lives up to hype in win over Wichita State


That recruiting chase concluded with the Norman prospect choosing the hometown Sooners over Kansas and Oklahoma State.

Wichita State forward Darral Willis Jr. celebrates after scoring in the second half against Oklahoma Sooners in Intrust Bank Arena.

Young gets an intriguing matchup on Saturday with Wichita State sophomore Landry Shamet, who is fresh off a 30-point performance against Oklahoma State.

"We turned it over just a couple of times and had good looks virtually every time down the floor, " OU coach Lon Kruger said. They are averaging 93.3 points a game, third best in the nation, behind the nation's leading scorer, true freshman Trae Young.

No. 3 Wichita State can add another quality win to its resume on Saturday when high-scoring Oklahoma and star freshman guard Trae Young visit INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan., for a non-conference battle between two teams off to hot starts. "I just treat it like another team, another win ... but this is a big win for us". One of six remaining unbeaten teams in Division 1 entering the weekend, the Hurricanes (9-0) ripped off 13 of the game's first 15 points on their way to a 21-point lead. Brady Manek added 21 points while Christian James and Kameron McGusty both chipped in with 13 points.

Cincinnati (9-2) grabbed control with an 18-0 run in the first half.

Johnathan Williams added 14 points for Gonzaga (9-2). He became the first player since 2009 to record that many points and assists against a top-3 team, while the Sooners ended a 24-game string of road defeats against top-3 opponents dating to 1949. Udoka Azubuike had a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (8-2).

Rutgers 71, No. 15 Seton Hall 65: Corey Sanders scored eight of his season-high 22 points in a game-ending 17-2 run, leading Rutgers to its biggest victory since Steve Pikiell became coach previous year.

Can No. 3 Wichita State cruise to another big win at home when the Shockers host Oklahoma today at 4PM ET?

Kyle Guy added 19 points for the Cavaliers (9-1), who were playing for the first time since losing 68-61 to No. 11 West Virginia on December 5. Egekeze made five of nine from distance as Belmont (7-5) went 16 of 35 from long range, while Pepperdine (2-8) made only two of 15 three-pointers. Gabe Levin led the 49ers (5-8) with 22 points.

Clemson 71, No. 22 Florida 69: Marcquise Reed threw a 75-foot pass to Elijah Thomas for a dunk that put Clemson ahead to stay with 37 seconds left, and the Tigers rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat Florida.

(16) VIRGINIA 80, DAVIDSON 60: Nigel Johnson scored 22 points and Devon Hall had a career-high 20 for Virginia (9-1), which returned from a break for final exams to beat Davidson (4-4) at Charlottesville, Virginia. He launched long-distance 3-pointers, hitting four of them, and got to the rim for contested layups. West Virginia's Jevon Carter is second at 19.4 points per game. Desonta Bradford scored 20 points for the Buccaneers (6-4), who led 51-29 with 14:24 to play. Kelan Martin had 17 points for the Bulldogs (8-3).