Oklahoma PG Trae Young takes big step; Baker Mayfield still has doubters

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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.

A star is born

Oklahoma freshman basketball star Trae Young is officially a college basketball superstar. Young scored 29 points and had 10 assists to lead Oklahoma to a monumental 91-83 victory over No. 3 Wichita State on Saturday.

Oklahoma shot just 40.3 percent from the field, but the Sooners hit 13 3-pointers in the victory. Fellow freshman Brady Manek scored 21 points against a quality Shockers team, which ranks as one of the most consistent in the sport. Oklahoma men’s basketball now sits at 8-1, with only a loss to Arkansas in the third game of the year.

After the game, pundits from around the country ran to praise Young. ESPN’s Jay Williams called Young the “Steph Curry of college.” Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, one of the best in the game, said he’s never coached against a freshman that’s as good as Young.

Protective order dropped

The quest for a protective order against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson has officially been dropped in Cleveland County court. The woman in question is entering the U.S. Air Force as an officer, and is declining to continue the order according to The Oklahoman.

The Clayton County District Attorney announced that Anderson would not face charges related to an incident that happened in November. There has been no announcement about whether his status for the Rose Bowl will be affected.

Other headlines from around the program

  • Baker Mayfield ran into former Heisman winner Herschel Walker over the weekend. Mayfield said Walker looked like “he could still play,” according to ESPN.
  • Missouri plays against Texas in the Texas Bowl this season, but several people with Oklahoma ties will be involved too. Mizzou coach Barry Odom told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that all of his Sooners assistants are extra excited to game plan for the Longhorns.
  • Bleacher Report doesn’t seem to believe in Mayfield. The outlet projects the Sooners will be unable to overcome their Rose Bowl matchup and lose 31-28.

Monumental matchup

Oklahoma women’s basketball blew by New Mexico 105-63 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman. Ana Llanusa scored 27 points for the Sooners while Gabbi Ortiz had 25 points, including 7 3-pointers.

Vionese Pierre-Louis added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Sooners (5-5), who shot 47.1 percent from the field, while holding New Mexico to just 27.4 percent from the field.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Wide receiver Jeff Badet

ESPN analyst Jay Williams

Defensive lineman Du’Vonta Lampkin

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