The Sooners managed just 29 points in the first half, but erupted for 46 second-half points in outscoring the Red Raiders 46-34 over the final 20 minutes.
That was all quickly an afterthought.
The Sooners point guard shredded the No. 8 Red Raiders in a 75-65 Oklahoma victory in Norman on Tuesday night, continuing his mastery of the college game.
It was another statement win, this time against Young's father's alma mater, as the Sooners improved to 13-2 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 play. Young finished with 27 points, scoring 22 in the second half, while also chipping in nine assists, four steals and two rebounds in the win. The first-year phenom has not scored fewer than 18 points in any of his college games, having posted five 30-point nights already.
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Texas Tech will play host to No. 2 West Virginia on Saturday.
Oklahoma trailed for much of the first half but reeled off a 20-6 run to start the second half and take control. "I just settled down the second half".
And for as good as Young was when it mattered, Oklahoma also played perhaps its most complete team game of the season.
Keenan Evans scored 19 points to lead Texas Tech (14-2, 3-1), but was the only Red Raider to reach double figures. Christian James had 15 points and Khadeem Lattin added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks for the Sooners.
"It just makes the other team think twice about going in the lane", Young said.
He scored 15 points, including a 3-pointer near the first-half buzzer that gave the Sooners needed momentum. "So (it) gave us a little bit of a lift going into halftime, especially when we hadn't been scoring very easily".
After not making any shots from beyond the 3-point line, Young gained confidence by draining a 3-pointer at the 17:25 mark of the second half.
"It's just us in here, man", Ray says.
The Flames (8-7, 3-0 Big South) forced 25 turnovers and held the Eagles (1-13, 0-3) to 26.5 percent from the field.
Its the fifth time in school history the Sooners have done that in a season. He also dealt with going through concussion protocol, which caused him to miss the December 30 meeting with No. 16 TCU in Fort Worth.
Cabbill had 19 points, and Caleb Homesley added 13 for the Flames (12-5, 3-1).
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