Oklahoma athletics posts sensational weekend across board

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Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.

Basketball: Trae Young back on track

Oklahoma men’s basketball put together a nice performance to finally end a six-game winning streak. The Sooners beat Kansas State 86-77 on Saturday to move to 17-11 with two regular-season Big 12 games remaining.

Freshman point guard Trae Young had a great game with 28 points and 7 assists on just 11 shot attempts. Ten of his attempts were from 3-point range. The Sooners shot 51.8 percent from the field as a team and nailed 11 3-pointers.

Golf: Program record 10-under-par 62

Young isn’t the only standout freshman from Norman North. Freshman women’s golfer Kaitlin Milligan set an Oklahoma record with a 62 opening round at the Westbrook Invitational on Sunday. No one in Oklahoma history had ever shot better than a 65.

The 10 under par was the best score by a women’s golfer this year. One round later, Milligan shot a still-excellent 4-under-par. Through 2 rounds, Milligan sits No. 1 in the field at the event, and Oklahoma is just 2 strokes behind leader Nebraska in the field.

Baseball: Kyler Murray stars

Oklahoma baseball had a great weekend, winning three of four combined games against Holy Cross and Valparaiso. The Sooners beat Holy Cross 1-0 and 11-4. They lost a game 11-4 to Valparaiso, but came back to win 3-2 in the 10th inning on Sunday.

Outfield Kyler Murray starred over the weekend. He hit his first home run of his career against Valparaiso on Saturday. Murray posted a 3-run game on Sunday with a hit and two walks. He also had his first stolen base. Murray’s success bodes well for his other Sooners job – being quarterback on the football field.

Other headlines:

  • Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation out of Thousand Oaks, Calif. Over the weekend, he named Oklahoma one of his top 10 finalists.

Tennis: Sooners pull the upset

No. 29 Oklahoma men’s tennis pulled off a massive upset against No. 5 Texas A&M on Saturday at USTA College Matchday in Lake Nona, Fla. The Sooners won 4-3 thanks to a 3-set victory by Jake Van Emburgh.

Oklahoma lost the doubles point to open the match, but won three straight matches to take an early 3-1 lead. However, after two Aggie wins, it came down to the freshman Van Emburgh on Court 4. He overcame a 1-0 deficit to beat No. 17 Valentin Vacherot and give the Sooners the win.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb

Linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

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