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OU basketball: Oklahoma gets blown out by Baylor 87-64 on Super Tuesday

Oklahoma's Trae Young (11) and coach Lon Kruger watch free throw shots during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
OU basketball: Oklahoma gets blown out by Baylor 87-64 on Super Tuesday

Last Monday, Oklahoma (17-12, 7-10) was handed their worst loss of the season at Allen Fieldhouse in a 104-74 rout.

Tonight, the Sooners took another step back after snapping their six-game losing streak against Kansas State on Saturday in a 87-64 blowout loss to Baylor (18-12, 8-9).

Lon Kruger’s bunch started the game jumping out to an early 5-0 lead behind a post move from Jamuni McNeace and a 3-pointer from Christian James. However, that would be the only time the Sooners had a lead for the entire game.

The Bears answered that 5-0 deficit with a 31-7 run, giving Scott Drew and co. a 19-point cushion to sit on for the rest of the game.

In the second half, Oklahoma was able to cut their deficit to 15 with 13:45 to go due to a Christian James and-one floater. Baylor went on a 13-1 run after, and then completely ran the Sooners out of the gym.

Trae Young surpassed 800 points on the season tonight, which has never happened before in Big 12 history. He also passed Wayman Tisdale’s 810 points, which was an Oklahoma freshman record.

Young finished with 18 points on 7-of-20 shooting, including an abysmal 2-of-11 from behind the 3-point line. He is now just 23 points shy of breaking J.J. Reddick’s NCAA record of 833 points in a single season.

Christian James added 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-7 shooting from behind the arc.

Khadeem Lattin had a block tonight, tying the Oklahoma basketball record in blocked shots with 230 career blocks.

Oklahoma will host Iowa State on Friday inside the Lloyd Noble Center at 8:00 p.m. in their season finale.

 

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