Trae Young didn’t have nearly the start he was looking for against Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
The Oklahoma freshman phenom was 1 for 12 from the field with just 5 points on the night as the No. 9 Sooners trailed the No. 8 Red Raiders 31-29 at halftime.
That was all quickly an afterthought.
Young erupted for 22 points in the second half, going 6 for 11 from the field as Oklahoma roared back to defeat Texas Tech 75-65 at Lloyd Noble Center.
Trae Young turned it on in the second half – and No. 9 Oklahoma held on against No. 8 Texas Tech. pic.twitter.com/0LwqvXWXgB
— ESPN (@espn) January 10, 2018
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 the night with 27 points. He has scored at least 26 points in every game played since dropping just 22 vs. Ball State on Nov. 15, 2017.
Oklahoma returns to action vs. No. 16 TCU on Jan. 13. The Sooners recorded a thrilling 90-89 victory over the Horned Frogs on Dec. 30 in Fort Worth — the Big 12 opener for both teams.