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2018 Schedule
14-3, 2nd in Big 12
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Campus Conversation Hoops: Bill Self, Bruce Pearl

After a conversation with Jeff Borzello about Trae Young, coaches on the hot seat and top prospects (1:25), Jeff Goodman talks to Kansas' Bill Self about the Jayhawks' streak and more (20:49). Plus, Auburn's Bruce Pearl on the depth of the SEC and the Tigers' strong start (40:18).

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2dJeff Borzello

Which early-season surprises are really contenders

There might not be one great team this season, but teams such as Oklahoma, Purdue and West Virginia have been pleasant surprises. Now we have to wait and see if they can really challenge for a national title.

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Young still marveling for the Sooners (1:04)
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Young struggles in historically bad performance (0:37)
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Young should make simpler plays (1:45)
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Off night for Young leads to Sooners' loss (1:24)
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Young not on his game in Sooners' loss (1:00)
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Brown prepared for Young (2:10)
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Team joins fans in stands after victory (0:39)
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Kansas State's Diarra hits Sneed for the alley-oop slam (0:22)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Trae Young has eight points (on 3-of-10 shooting) to go along with four assists and eight turnovers, as Oklahoma trails Kansas State 38-33 at the half in Manhattan. The freshman has turned in some big second halves, and the Sooners could use one of those.

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3dSeth Walder

Trae Young has dazzled, but Oklahoma may have already peaked

Oklahoma has been one of the stories of the year in college basketball, but Tuesday night's test at Kansas State (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU) begins a difficult stretch that could see the one-dimensional Sooners' reputation begin to crumble.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Purdue has almost caught Villanova in BPI's latest ratings and rankings. The model, which predicts team strength going forward, is not buying teams like Oklahoma, Arizona State and Kentucky the way the AP voters are.

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5dDick Vitale

Vitale's weekly awards

Oklahoma, led by standout freshman Trae Young, had another big week. The Big 12 has been put on notice.

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Young hangs 43 on TCU in dazzling performance (0:44)
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Young's 43 points propel Oklahoma in OT (1:02)
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Young too much for TCU (2:00)
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Young has high praise for teammates (0:52)
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Oklahoma's Young sinks clutch 3 (0:25)
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Young's dad happy Trae stayed home (1:23)

Team Stats

Points Per Game92.22nd
Rebounds Per Game39.733rd
Assists Per Game17.818th
Points Allowed81.5332nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record41-30
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances30